Commentary on Marczinski and Colleagues: Mixing an Energy Drink with an Alcoholic Beverage Increases Motivation for More Alcohol in College Students
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
Copyright © 2012 by the Research Society on Alcoholism
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 188–190, February 2013
How to Cite
Griffin, W. C. (2013), Commentary on Marczinski and Colleagues: Mixing an Energy Drink with an Alcoholic Beverage Increases Motivation for More Alcohol in College Students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37: 188–190. doi: 10.1111/acer.12020
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 AUG 2012
- WCG. Grant Numbers: AA018036, AA010761
- Energy Drink;
- Animal Models;
This commentary discusses the study by Marczinski and colleagues in which they used an alcohol priming procedure to examine the effects of an alcohol/energy drink mixture on the priming effect.
The significance of the main findings from this study and new avenues of investigation are discussed.
Using an alcohol priming paradigm, Marczinski and colleagues report that an alcohol/energy drink combination (AmED) prolongs the desire-to-drink rating compared with alcohol alone.
The results of this laboratory study add to the growing body of literature that the intoxicating effects of AmED are different than the intoxication by alcohol alone.