The temporal association between energy drink and alcohol use among adolescents: A short communication

Hye Jeong Choi, Caitlin Wolford-Clevenger, Meagan J. Brem, JoAnna Elmquist, Gregory L. Stuart, Keryn E. Pasch, Jeffrey Temple

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    Purpose: To investigate the temporal relation between energy drink and alcohol use among adolescents. Methods: Data were collected from adolescents attending public high schools in two waves (n = 894). Results: Path analysis indicated that energy drink use at baseline was positively associated with the number of drinking days but not binge drinking or average drinks per drinking day over the past 30 days at follow-up. This relation remained while controlling for race, age, gender, previous alcohol use, and impulsivity. Conclusions: Alcohol use prevention efforts should consider energy drink use as risk factors for adolescent alcohol use.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)164-166
    Number of pages3
    JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



    • Adolescents
    • Alcohol use
    • Energy drink use
    • Longitudinal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Toxicology
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacology (medical)

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