According to research caffeinated alcohol is particularly dangerous for teenagers. In fact the study claims energy drinks and alcohol for teenagers is the equivalent of taking cocaine.
The research was headed by US scientist Richard Van Rijn, an assistant professor in medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Purdue University.
Energy alcohol drinks apparently trigger the teenage brain the same way as cocaine and the effects may last even into adulthood.
There is often 10 times more caffeine in energy drinks than a soda, yet these drinks are marketed at young people, researchers said.