Media outlets recently reported that mixing caffeine and alcohol has the "same effect" as cocaine. These articles, which refer to a study from Purdue University, have headlines that make you think twice about downing that vodka Red Bull. However, before treating UPROXX like the new WebMD, we should step back and unpack the central claim being asserted.
What exactly does it mean to say that caffeine-mixed alcohol has the same
effect as cocaine?