Effects of alcohol and energy drink on mood and subjective intoxication: a double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, crossover study

@article{Benson2014EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of alcohol and energy drink on mood and subjective intoxication: a double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, crossover study},
  author={Sarah Benson and Andrew Scholey},
  journal={Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={360 - 369}
}
  • S. Benson, A. Scholey
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental
There is concern that combining energy drinks with alcohol may ‘mask’ subjective intoxication leading to greater alcohol consumption. This study examines the effects of alcohol alone and combined with energy drink on objective and subjective intoxication and mood over the course of 3 h. 
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