Four Loko is one of several energy-alcohol drinks on the market. Touted by its makers as a â€œpremium caffeinated alcoholic beverage,â€ the beverage, made with guarana, taurine and caffeine, packs a whopping 12 percent alcohol volume, almost three times the amount of a regular beer.
Reverand William Rocky Brown III, a candidate for the state House of Representatives and chairman of the Law Enforcement Chaplains of Delaware County, PA was joined at apress conference by Nafis Nichols, senior program coordinator for the Chester Youth Collaborative, who are testifying about the dangers of Four Loko.
â€œWe know that this new drink is having our young people black out,â€ he said. â€œWe know that this new drink is being sold to minors. â€¦ We know that adults are standing in front of various locations and purchasing this drink for young people.â€
Nichols said parents should be on the lookout for colorful cans of Four Loko, which he called â€œlegalized liquid cocaine.â€
â€œWe want you to know that young people are drinking it every day and they donâ€™t remember what they do after they drink it,â€ Nichols said.
I like energy drinks but I'll stick to the normal kind, like Red Bull, not liquid cocaine like Four Loco. Blacking out after two drinks isn't all that much fun.
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