Energy drinks plus alcohol a dangerous mix

It isn't unusual for Dr. Mary Claire O'Brien to see drunken college students in the emergency room at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

But the young man she treated in spring 2006 was "more deeply inebriated" than most.

When he recovered from his near coma, she asked him what he had been drinking.

His answer: Alcohol mixed with high-caffeine energy drinks.

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