Hand Sanitizers: A New Way Teens Are Getting Drunk
Hand Sanitizers: A New Way Teens Are Getting Drunk.
Six California kids were hospitalized just in the last month after consuming hand sanitizer to get drunk.
This is a new trend, coming on the heels of using cough medicines get high.
Health officials say it only takes two squirts of hand sanitizer to equal a couple shots of hard liquor, and that has them worried.
“This is a rapidly emerging trend,” says Dr. Cyrus Ragan medical toxicology consultant for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Over 3,000 cases have been reported in California since 2010, but it’s become a national problem.