Huffing Alcohol?

Huffing Alcohol?


Parents might not be aware of it, but drug counselors say many teens certainly are.

Experts say more and more teens and college students are experimenting with alcohol not by drinking it, but inhaling it.

Scott Watson of Heartland Intervention says young folks are inhaling alcohol hoping to get high, but without the calories and blood alcohol content. Both of which authorities say are still detectable in the body.

Watson says vaporized alcohol still has the same effects and inhaling it might lead to even quicker, more dangerous alcohol poisoning. Experts say inhaling alcohol can also dry out the nasal passages and make people more prone to infections.

They say inhaling alcohol has become very popular within the past year or so.