Drinking Coffee When You’re Drunk Is The Worst Thing You Can Do

A surprising (or not?) report from the BBC:

Reaching for a mug of coffee may be the worst thing you can to do to try to sober up, a study suggests.

Research on mice indicates the drink may make you feel that you are coming to your senses – but it is only an illusion.

In fact, it makes it harder for people to realise they are under the influence of alcohol.

The study, by Temple University in Philadelphia, appears in the journal Behavioural Neuroscience. Lead researcher Dr Thomas Gould said: “The myth about coffee’s sobering powers is particularly important to debunk because the co-use of caffeine and alcohol could actually lead to poor decisions with disastrous outcomes…

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  • GoodDoktorBad

    Drinking coffee when your drunk keeps you from falling asleep at the wheel. Whats better: asleep at the wheel or drunk and alert? If you see double, cover one eye. And yes, I AM joking…

  • bobcobb

    There's a reason there is a Starbucks on every corner: high amounts of caffeine overload the emotional centers of the body. In other words: it allows people to focus on otherwise menial tasks when they otherwise would question such a pointless activity. The busy bees scurry about on the bottom of the pyramid – the people on the top get rich while their workers drug themselves to get a paycheck. Don't turn the brain in your chest off! It's there as a balance point to keep our brains in check.

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    I agree that drinking coffee when drunk makes your feeling worse. I already tested this and I feel more dizzy when I drink coffee while I’m in the influence of alcohol.

  • http://coffeeofthemonthclub.net/ Coffee Clubs

    I agree that drinking coffee when drunk makes your feeling worse. I already tested this and I feel more dizzy when I drink coffee while I'm in the influence of alcohol.

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