Infographic: Mixing Alcohol and Drugs

Drawing upon a variety of university research from Notre Dame, Brown, and the University of Rhode Island – this infographic gives a detailed description of the dangers of the all too common practice of mixing alcohol and drugs. The main section of this infographic breaks down the specific negative effects of combining the following drugs with alcohol: marijuana, cocaine, sedatives, antidepressants, opiates, and antihistamines. This is followed up with a pie chart relating the disturbingly high percentage of people who regularly mix prescription drugs and alcohol: 60%. The infographic concludes with research presented in the American Journal of Therapeutics regarding the interaction between the common sleeping pill Ambien and alcohol being responsible for a two-fold increase in intensive care admissions when compared with overdoses due to Ambien use alone.