Teens Turn To Hand Sanitizer For A Liquid High – Dave’s Diary
Frightened parents know all too well that some kids will breathe gasoline or glue fumes to get high. Others will drink mouthwash and rubbing alcohol for the buzz. Now doctors are warning parents about a new and dangerous trend they have spotted: Teenagers are drinking hand sanitizer in a bid to get drunk.
Liquid hand sanitizer is 62% ethyl alcohol and makes a 120-proof liquid, reports a Los Angeles television station. Unfortunately, many teens who ingest hand sanitizer are landing in hospital emergency rooms with alcohol poisoning. Too often teens think guzzling hand sanitizer is harmless or even funny, but it’s accessible, cheap and actually quite dangerous. Hand sanitizers are sold over the counter in grocery stores and drugstores, and easy-to-follow instructions on distillation are quickly available online.
Just one more thing for concerned parents to have to worry about.