A Bad Mix for Texas
Powdered alcohol poses a serious public health threat, especially to youth. Almost 40 states have banned powdered alcohol. Texas should be next.
Powdered alcohol is alcohol in a powder-like form. Some say that its appearance is similar to products like Tang or Kool-Aid. The idea is to add liquid (water, juice, soda) to a packet of powdered alcohol to create an alcoholic beverage.
In terms of public health and safety, powdered alcohol poses many potential risks, especially for young people.
- Concealable. Backpacks, purses, and other small bags can hide hundreds of packets.
- Easily misused. Sprinkling it on food, snorting it, adding it to alcoholic beverages, or using multiple packets in one drink can lead quickly to overconsumption and risk for alcohol poisoning.
- Appealing to Youth. Packaging and flavors are highly attractive to young people.
Due to public health concerns, nearly 40 states have already banned powdered alcohol. Texas should be next.