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Powdered Alcohol Draws Criticism

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The FDA’s plan to possibly legalize the sale of alcohol in a powdered formknown as Palcoholis drawing criticism from local substance abuse counselors.

“Our response to Palcohol is, ‘Why?'” says Dan Duncan with the local office of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. “Why do we need such a product?”

Just add water for an instant cocktail, or, you can supposedly sprinkle it on your food.

“In our way of thinking, it’s just asking for problems,” Duncan says.

He fears it will become popular among underage teens.

“It would be likely snorted and/or brought into events by youth in clandestine ways in terms of sporting events, dances, promsyou name it,” he says.

The product is expected to be released nationally this fall.

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