The Rise of Powdered Alcohol
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Apr 02, 2015 in Auto Accidents
As alcohol remains a leading drug among our youth, the controversy surrounding powdered alcohol continues to brew.
At this time, Palcohol is banned from being sold in South Carolina, but the ban is set to expire in June. Just as Summer gets into full swing, powdered alcohol could be hitting store shelves.
Palcohol is a Kool-Aid-like substance that, when mixed with water, creates an alcoholic beverage. It can also be mixed to create cocktails. Flavors include rum, vodka, Cosmopolitan and Powderita, which tastes like Margarita.
Several safety groups have raised concerns about the product that they have dubbed the Kool-Aid of teenage drinking. Critics say Palcohol may appeal to underage drinkers because it can be disguised. They claim that is asking for trouble from underage teens who want to smuggle drinks into areas where drinking is restricted or banned.
However, the creator of Palcohol is adamant that claims of abuse and concern are exaggerated. He claims the product was designed to make it easier to pack along for people who enjoy active lifestyles. He also claims it is no stronger than a drink you would receive at a bar.
Have you been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of a drunk driver? Drunk driving is worse than negligent driving; it shows a reckless disregard for the safety and lives of everyone else. Drunk drivers should be held fully accountable for the accidents and severe types of injuries they cause.
Make an appointment to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer from Harbin & Burnett LLP before making statements or signing documents that could limit your ability to collect compensation.
We have successfully represented many victims and families throughout South Carolina, and we will put our experience to work for you.