Adolescents and Stimulant Drinks: The Implications of Popular Stimulant Drinks and Nutritional Supplements on Adolescent Development

Energy drinks and nutritional supplements give humans the ability to over-compensate at maximum capacity. Adolescents and young adults use stimulant drinks such as caffeinated soft drinks, energy drinks and other nutritional supplements to provide the energy to keep up with the fast-paced society of today. Many adolescents depend on energy drinks and nutritional supplements to give them the energy to get through the day. Long-term use of energy drinks and nutritional supplements creates a host of problems. This literature review will dissertate contributing factors and consider consequences in adolescent use of popular stimulant drinks and nutritional supplements on adolescent development. Alfred Adler‘s theories will be explored in relation to energy drink and supplement use and the impact among adolescents and adolescent development.

Carla M. Martinson
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