Last year we read accounts of kids soaking gummy bears and other unusual items with alcohol, but this takes it to a new level.
A University of Tennessee fraternity student was treated for severe alcohol poisoning on Saturday after a session of … ‘butt chugging.’
“Upon extensive questioning it is believed that members of the fraternity were using rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol as the abundance of capillaries and blood vessels present greatly heightens the level and speed of the alcohol entering the blood stream as it bypasses the filtering by the liver,” Darrell DeBusk of the Knoxville Police Department reported to the news.
At one point, the student was listed in critical condition. However, it is unclear his status now and he is believed to have been released from the hospital.
The fraternity has been suspended while their status is reviewed.
But chugging is becoming increasingly popular among college students and young people. It is a method of ingesting wine (or other alcohol) through, yes, the butt in order to expedite the alcohol into the blood stream.
Apparently, bags of wine are used from those cheap boxed wines, attached to a hose, and poured into the rectum for quick absorption.
Think beer bong for your butt–but, you know, with cheap wine.
Just when you thought chugging through butt was bad, enter vodka tampons.
Last year we learned of a practice called “vodka tampons” where kids would soak tampons in alcohol and insert them into their vaginas or rectums for a fast and unassuming way to get drunk. (You don’t have alcohol on your breath, so kids think it’s a good way to hide it from parents and teachers.)
Why Butt Chugging and Vodka Tampons Are More Dangerous Than Drinking
Don’t get us wrong, clearly kids drinking is super dangerous. However, these new “techniques” take danger to a whole new level.
Because alcohol is absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream with these methods, it puts kids at a higher risk for extreme levels of alcohol poisoning.
Additionally, your body doesn’t have time to react and take the proper methods to fight against the excessive amounts of alcohol.
“You drink the alcohol, your body starts gagging. When you insert vaginally, your body doesn’t have that protector,” Angie Garza with the Prevention and Resource Center said.
Will you talk with your kids about these new practices?