Why do they bring drunk people coffee?
Doesn't that just produce something of a stumulant-depressant high?
- MatthewLv 61 month agoFavourite answer
Coffee does two things it awakens you and it causes you to pee like crazy! It's not the caffeine that sobers you up the caffeine kicks your kidneys and your liver and your bladder into high gear it makes you pee it makes you metabolize the alcohol that is the reason why they give you coffee it doesn't simply sober you up it makes your body metabolize the alcohol faster by causing you to urinate much faster.
- 1 month ago
I think it was one of those things that made sense "back in the day" and some people just like to cling to it but it has no real scientific or medical value.
- InquizetifLv 71 month ago
The caffeine supposedly boosts the metabolism that then breaks down the alcohol more quickly while the caffeine also increases a person's alertness.