Alcoholic Energy Drinks and Bar Violence Study

Miller | Quigley

This research will examine the prevalence and mechanisms linking the use of alcoholic energy drinks (AEDs) and bar violence among U.S. young adults. Two hundred young adult (aged 18-30) men and women will complete an online web survey of recent experiences with bar drinking and bar conflicts. The study will examine whether AED use is associated at the event level with a higher incidence of bar violence than noncaffeinated alcohol use alone, and assess whether the relationship is mediated by heavy drinking. Funded by RIA's Howard T. Blane Director’s Award for Development of Innovative Research in the Addictions (BDAA), 2014-15.