Powdered Alcohol

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

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.

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“Our efforts should be focused on making alcohol products less, not more, available to our nation’s youth.”

David Jernigan
Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)