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Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

Hand Sanitizer Gets Teens Drunk

I read online that some teens were drunk off hand sanitizer. Yuck! Though beer tasted horrible my first time, I’m not desperate enough to drink soap. Using salt to separate the cleansers from the alchol to become smashed is a little crazy. They ended up in the emergency room with blood poisoning.  I guess I’m a little like them getting stopped by the cops the other night for drinking and driving. I ran off the road and hit someone’s mailbox. What if it had been a person? If Jerry hadn’t stopped and talked the cop out of it, I’d have ended up in jail. But would I drink alcohol out of a soap bottle if that’s all I could get? I don’t think so. But I haven’t been in that position yet. I’ve taken alcohol out of my parents’ booze cabinet and someone older has bought for me, so I’ve never had to stretch it to find some.

Why are teens relying on a buzz so badly that they risk their lives? Will I ever become that dependent?

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/prevention/teens-end-up-in-emergency-room-after-drinking-hand-sanitizer?utm_source=Join+Together+Weekly&utm_campaign=58d4bf649a-JTWN+Litter_in+Roads_and_Beaches_42712&utm_medium=email

About Amanda Griffith

I am a Franklin and Marshall graduate, English and Government. I taught 6-12 English for 28 years and am a published writer with four articles to my credit. Check out my five star rating on Wyzant.com.
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