Four Loko Energy Drink Is Deadly

Four Loko canned drinks

Four Loko is an energy drink packed with alcohol, caffeine and taurine. One 23.5-ounce can the drink has an alcohol content of 12%, which is equivalent to drinking four to six beers. The mix of caffeine works to suppress the effects of the alcohol causing some students drink more than usual.

Nine students were hospitalized after the Oct. 8 party in Roslyn, where about 50 people had been drinking. Some students had blood-alcohol levels ranging from 0.12 percent to 0.35 percent after consuming cans of the drink called Four Loko, CWU President James L. Gaudino said at a news conference Monday. Other students mixed the drink with additional alcohol, he said.

Parents should beware of their kids drinking such drinks.

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