• Hooligans get High on Hand sanitizer
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[img]http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/187633/187633,1296468785,1/stock-photo-young-woman-using-hand-sanitizer-70253086.jpg[/img] [QUOTE]There's a new trend among teens looking for a buzz, doctors say, and it surrounds an unlikely household item designed to keep us germ-free: ethanol-based hand sanitizer. Teenagers are using it this stuff to get high, according to health officials. Poison control centers nationwide say reports are on the rise. The big issue here is the alcohol content, says Dr. Robert J. Geller, a medical toxicologist and Emory University pediatrician. He says these sanitizers "are actually products that are 60% ethanol which means they are 120 proof," and "if you drink 2 ounces of it, it's like drinking 3 ounces of 80-proof tequila." In California, where word of the trend first surfaced, there have been reports of 60 teenagers exposed since 2010, says Dr. Cyrus Rangan, toxicologist and assistant medical director of California Poison Control. In recent months L.A. County doctors noticed an increase in cases, so last week they asked the California Poison Control Center to run numbers to see if data matched their instincts. But nationwide statistics haven't been compiled, so CNN asked the American Association of Poison Control Centers check their database. Turns out the number of cases around the country are going up too. Last year there were 622 calls involving cases where teenagers reported exposure to ethanol-based hand sanitizer, according to the AAPCC. So far this year, they've already received 203 calls. The specifics of each case aren't known, but overall, "77% of teen exposures to hand sanitizers were oral; the rest were mainly the eye and skin," says Loreeta Canton, spokeswoman for the AAPCC. None of the reports involving hand sanitizers resulted in the deaths of young people, although one 2011 report involved a teen "with major effects that were life-threatening," according to the AAPCC. Also in 2011, there were 14 teens with "moderate effects"requiring treatment that were not life-threatening and 122 cases of teens with "minor symptoms" that were "minimally bothersome and generally resolved rapidly," the AAPCC says. So far this year, poison centers have received hand sanitizer reports of one incident that was "life threatening or resulted in disability or disfigurement," one incident that "required treatment, but was not life threatening" and 48 which were "minimally bothersome and were resolved rapidly." For teens there can be serious consequences, says Geller, from sedation, to vomiting, to slowed breathing, "it really depends on how much they take and how often they are doing this." Dr. Jennifer Shu, a CNN consultant and Atlanta pediatrician, says this is not a new concept for teens, it's just a new product for them to try. She says, "when used the wrong way, a lot of these things can have unintended consequences." Ethanol can interfere with normal body functioning and side effects can range from sedation, loss of coordination, and reaction timing, warns Dr.Carl Baum, a pediatric emergency physician and a medical toxicologist. "Too much ethanol can lead someone to have dangerous drops in blood sugar," just like drinking too much alcohol. Teens are being exposed through friends and finding recipes online to help make it more palatable, Rangan says. Some teens even add ingredients to separate the alcohol from the rest of the gel while some dilute it down. Drinking hand sanitizer poses the same risks as drinking alcohol for kids, says Rangan. "Regard it like you would regard any kind of medication in your house and monitor the amount in your house." He suggests parents use foam sanitizers which might be a little less appealing for a teenager to use in a recreational way. "I think it's just because of the easy accessibility," he says, "teens who are showing behaviors of intentionally taking hand sanitizer in an effort to get the alcohol high need to be evaluated for why are they doing that, and is this a symptom of a larger problem of substance abuse."[/QUOTE] Source: [url]http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/27/hand-sanitizer-the-new-vodka-for-teens/?hpt=he_c2[/url]
This isn't a new trend. This is an old way to get high.
Idiots.
[quote]Hooligans[/quote] seriously
[QUOTE=Mr. Smartass;35766666]seriously[/QUOTE] No, I was being silly.
Those damn hooligans, what's next ruffians and scallywags? why won't idiots realize all these homemade jimmy rigged drugs are because of safer drugs being illegal/hard to get?
[quote]"77% of teen exposures to hand sanitizers were oral; the rest were mainly the eye and [B]skin[/B]," [/quote] They use hand sanitizer on their skin? Oh gods!
[QUOTE=zakedodead;35766696]Those damn hooligans, what's next ruffians and scallywags? why won't idiots realize all these homemade jimmy rigged drugs are because of safer drugs being illegal/hard to get?[/QUOTE] Personally i'd like to see a return of the word "charlatan"
[QUOTE]The specifics of each case aren't known, but overall, "77% of teen exposures to hand sanitizers were oral; the rest were mainly the eye and skin," says Loreeta Canton, spokeswoman for the AAPCC.[/QUOTE] Bullshit, I really doubt 70% of teens use this stuff to get high.
[QUOTE=Mr. Smartass;35766666]seriously[/QUOTE] news headlines often use alliteration for emotive effect, [b]h[/b]ooligans get [b]h[/b]igh on [b]h[/b]and sanitizer
[QUOTE=Jackald;35766722]Personally i'd like to see a return of the word "charlatan"[/QUOTE] Charlatans is more of a word for scam artist.
Doesn't really surprise me. It's probably only the really desperate fiend kids that resort to doing this to get high. I remember when petrol prices started getting really high and alcohol bans started coming in and getting enforced more strictly in the outback, some towns banned listerine and other mouthwash because desperadoes were drinking it.
[QUOTE=Keeshond v2;35766825]Doesn't really surprise me. It's probably only the really desperate fiend kids that resort to doing this to get high. I remember when petrol prices started getting really high and alcohol bans started coming in and getting enforced more strictly in the outback, some towns banned listerine and other mouthwash because desperadoes were drinking it.[/QUOTE] What does gas prices have to do with people drinking listerine? AND, when did they ever ban alchohol besides prohibition, when listerine didn't exist.
Laughed at "Hooligans" Those damn whippersnappers won't get off my lawn. Back in my day we could get an ouce of weed for a nickle, now look at these kids with their fancy-pansy hand sanitizer.
Wow, hand sanitiser? Don't think you can get much lower than that.
[QUOTE=MIPS;35766491]This isn't a new trend. This is an old way to get high.[/QUOTE] veteran hand-sanitizer user here.
Surprised they are only figuring this out now, People here have been using Industrial Spirits and hand sanitizers to get drunk for a long time now.
[QUOTE=MIPS;35766491]This isn't a new trend. This is an old way to get high.[/QUOTE] Friend of mine works as an orderly in our hospital, he seen one Alcoholic get brought in to sober up and he escaped and went on a hand sanitiser binge through the hospital, he went from ward to ward drinking the stuff from it's housing bottle. Needless to say he had to get his stomach pumped.
I put on hand-sanitizer between my toes so my parents don't know.
[quote] Ethanol can interfere with normal body functioning and side effects can range from sedation, loss of coordination, and reaction timing, warns Dr.Carl Baum, a pediatric emergency physician and a medical toxicologist. "Too much ethanol can lead someone to have dangerous drops in blood sugar," just like drinking too much alcohol.[/quote] No shit, it's almost like ethanol is the exact same chemical as alcohol in drinks...
How desperate for a high do you even need to be before you do this? Hand sanitizer smells head-hurty without even drinking it. It probably tastes like piss.
Damn kids'll do anything to get high. This is stupid.
[QUOTE=MuTAnT;35767346]Wow, hand sanitiser? Don't think you can get much lower than that.[/QUOTE] Well, there's still computer duster.
I hate how they purvey the idea that "getting high" is somehow morally abhorrent in the first place. If all the relatively safe substances weren't already pushed into the fucking underworld maybe there wouldn't be so much of a problem with this kind of shit... Hey kids, you know that non-age restricted espresso in the kitchen? Maybe you should have a cup or six. Maybe you'll get a fucking buzz.
You can buy vodka and unflavored jello and make "fake" hand sanitizer that looks and smells like the real deal. Put it back in the bottle and drink it around people... especially on the bus to see what they'd do...
Because they allow hooligans to drink vodka in school.
Is it seriously that hard for them to find a bottle of real liquor? There's always hobos chilling outside of 7-11 and convenience stores, hand 'em $20 and let them keep the change, or buy them a pack of cigs.
[QUOTE=Chessnut;35769487]Because they allow hooligans to drink vodka in school.[/QUOTE] I think he meant that the hooligans put it into the hand sanitizer bottle.
i shoot up hand sanitizer into my veins cleans up bacteria real nice and i get real high
[QUOTE=Protocol7;35770014]i shoot up hand sanitizer into my veins cleans up bacteria real nice and i get real high[/QUOTE] Hand Sanitizer enemas. Squeaky clean.
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