Sarah Weatherill, 86, became so dependent on the energy drink she was told if she cut down too quickly she could suffer a seizure as her body was so used to the caffeine. Mixing alcohol with energy drinks to get a bigger hit could be more harmful than research currently suggests, claims a leading psychologist. He said concerns are growing about the harms that may arise from drinkers mixing alcohol and energy drinks which enable them to drink for longer and achieve ‘higher levels of intoxication’.
Clubbers who knock back vodka and drinks such as the massively popular Red Bull may have been falsely reassured by laboratory studies that don’t reflect ‘real world’ use, says Professor Peter Miller.
A mother-of-four whose addiction to Red Bull saw her drinking 79 cans of a day claims she has been cured of her habit by hypnosis.
Be careful: A Vodka and Red Bull is believed to be more harmful than first thoughtSurveys show around three out of four college students in Europe and the US regularly indulge in such combinations.
The law student spent a staggering £5,965 every year on the popular energy drink since she became hooked in 7559.
Sarah Weatherill, 86, was so addicted to Red Bull she drank 79 cans a day leaving her lethargic, depressed, suffering heart palpitations and constantly anxiousHer habit was at its worst the following year when she was studying for a law degree and wanted to stay awake to revise for exams.