A Mixed Hazard? The consequences of CoIngesting Alcohol with Energy drinks

Date: July 7, 2015
Time: 8 pm

Location:

Royal Society Room, Customs House Building, TMAG,
19 Davey St. Hobart (entry from Dunn Place)

Details:

The Royal Society of Tasmania invites you to attend this special lecture by Dr Amy Peacock Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine (Psychology), winner of the Royal Society of Tasmania PhD award for 2014.

Alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) is an increasingly popular consumption trend generating concern amongst researchers, health professionals, and policy-makers. It has been theorised that the stimulant effects of the energy drink mask the depressant effects of alcohol, causing reduced perception of intoxication, and increased alcohol-related harms, particularly in regards to behavioural risk-taking. Despite calls for further marketing and sales regulation, there is a lack of research investigating the consumption patterns, motivations for, and consequences of, AmED use, particularly for consumers in the general community.

All interested people are welcome. Admission is free.

Event audience: Everyone