Four Loko Drink
Four Lokos drink is a malt beverage with 12% alcohol in a 23.5oz can. These types of drinks are called Alco pops. The four in the name comes from the 4 ingredients which are caffeine, taurine, guarana and alcohol.
Problems with this drink are popping up across the country. Emergency room doctors are seeing people come in with alcohol poisoning. The reason for this is simple. Consuming one Four Lokos drink is like drinking the alcohol of 4.7 beers. The street name for this drink is liquid cocaine. People drink 3-4 cans and feel like they are on cocaine.
People are getting in trouble with this drink because the stimulant affects of caffeine, taurine, and guarana disguise the effects of alcohol. This allows an individual to drink too much alcohol too quickly resulting in alcohol poisoning. The lucky ones don’t wind up in an emergency room just in a blackout with vomit all over themselves. The Four Lokos just keeps people awake much longer allowing them to drink much more alcohol than they are used to.
People are coming in my office talking about friends having to drink 4 Four Lokos to get the cocaine high. That’s like drinking 18.8 beers. They drink that in under 4 hours. It’s a dangerous game that ends up in an emergency room.