Does coffee sober up someone who's drunk?

Does coffee sober up someone who's drunk?

Many turn to coffee after a hard night of drinking to sober up, but the jolt of caffeine won't reduce cognitive deficits, says Thomas J. Gould, a researcher at Temple University.

In a recent study on mice, he found those given alcohol and caffeine didn't fare better in a maze than mice given alcohol alone.

Similarly, drunk partygoers who feel less sedated may be headed for double trouble. "They may translate that into I'm not as drunk so I can drive," Gould says.


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The state of Maryland now has an app to help drivers know if they've had too much to drink. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)
The state of Maryland now has an app to help drivers know if they've had too much to drink. (Photo by Jason Hargraves)

Maryland offers drivers a new app for their iPhones and Androids that challenges them with games that hopefully help them choose not to drive while drunk.

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