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Vol. 16 No. 1 (2023)


Energy Drink Use Disorder – a Review of the Literature

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Published: 2023-06-30


Energy drinks (EDs) are non-alcoholic, caffeine-rich drinks (>15mg/100ml), also containing other psychoactive substances, e.g. taurine. Currently, the ICD 11 and DSM 5 classifications do not specify any “Energy drink use disorder.” The purpose of this article is to review the research to date on disordered use and addiction to energy drinks. In the review, we also present an overview of contemporary concepts of the classification position of the disordered use/dependent pattern of use of Energy drinks. The results of a study by Holubcikova et al. showed that men are twice as likely to consume energy drinks as women. In a survey of young adults and adolescents in Poland, 67% of the interviewed group (n=29629) used Eds, of which 17% on a regular basis.


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