Smoking Alcohol: A New and Dangerous Trend
Teenagers are always looking for new ways to get a buzz while underage. In the past, they have taken drastic and strange measures to get alcohol into their systems. The newest trend circulating around teenagers is smoking alcohol. Teens are pouring alcohol onto dry ice, causing a vapor to arise containing the alcohol, and the teens inhale it. This causes the alcohol to go right into their lungs and blood streams, hitting their brains right away. They claim this gives them an instant buzz, but what they don’t realize is that it could give them a deathly buzz.
When the alcohol turns into a vapor, it becomes much more potent. The teens also can not keep track of how much they are ingesting because it is in gas form. And because the vapors enter the bloodstream so quickly, the teens do not even realize what is happening. This could lead to very high blood alcohol levels which could end up in death.
Parents should keep a close eye on their teens and discourage any underage drinking in any form. Teaching them now could save them from addiction later.