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      Sober Nation

      Putting Recovery On The Map

      05-31-13 | By

      Smoking Alcohol – I thought this was a joke – It’s Not

      So this is how the kids are doing it these days.

      For obvious reasons, smoking alcohol is very dangerous. The fad essentially involves pouring alcohol into dry ice, so that the alcohol becomes a vapor. At which point the vapor can be inhaled.

      The method has become extremely popular among young adults and college students. It gives a much quicker “buzz”, and through smoking the alcohol, the body consumes fewer calories.

      Due to the quick consumption method, this can easily lead to a spike in blood alcohol levels and probable overdoses.

      Medical experts say the alcohol vapors go straight to the person’s lungs, into their bloodstream and immediately impact their brain.

      They also say that because the intoxication happens so quickly, many young people especially are not aware of just how intoxicated they have become or the potentially deadly impacts on their bodies.

      “You actually get drunk faster, but that’s part of the danger is that your body systems don’t process alcohol the way they should, so you run a much greater risk of overdosing and again, possible alcohol poisoning,” Hancock said.

      She said that parents should be very vigilant when it comes to keeping tabs on their teens, and keeping informed on the latest trends.

      Parents should keep a close watch on their teens’ social media habits and should have open and honest conversations about drinking.

      I try to write articles based on fact on my site. However, in this case I will go ahead and say that this is one of the dumbest things I have ever seen. Lungs are not capable of breaking down enzymes. Not to mention, alcohol usually enters the blood stream through a digestion process. Inhaling alcohol will lead to spikes in blood alcohol level, potentially leading to overdose.

      I really dont know what to say… what are your thoughts?

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