The New (and Disgusting!) Way Teens are Getting Drunk

Just when I thought I’d heard everything…

You know, I remember riding on the school bus during my middle and high school years watching a few kids sniffing white out to get buzzed.  I won’t lie.  I smelled it once.  It just gave me a raging headache.  Why would I do that again?  Well, I didn’t.  Because I wasn’t an idiot.

Getting Drunk Hand Sanitizer

Ah, come on, Ma! It’s got Vitamin E in it. That’s good for me, right?

On my way home from picking the kids up from school today, I heard on the radio that teens are now getting drunk off of hand sanitizer.


I don’t know about you, but I’d rather walk in on my child with a beer in one hand while he choked his chicken watching Internet porn than to find out he was dumb enough to swallow hand sanitizer.

At least beer and masturbation is normal.  Eating hand sanitizer, that’s something completely different.  That’s gross. That’s…just…weird.

Apparently there are instructions online for how to distill the sanitizer.  At 60% alcohol, the kids are coming up with over 100 proof alcoholic drinks from hand sanitizer.

I’ll give them this: that’s friggin’ clever. I mean, I’d almost find myself feeling a little proud if one of my kids was running his own distillery to make alcohol to sell to his buddies from hand sanitizer…as long as he wasn’t consuming it himself.  I’d shut him down, of course, because it’s wrong and illegal, but I’d probably mention, if briefly, that he was one clever SOB.

I’d also tell him the story about how our family once ran speakeasies and made booze in bathtubs during the prohibition.

And then I’d tell him that if I ever caught him pulling anything like that again, I would knock his lights out.  And if he consumed the hand sanitizer beverage himself, I would lock him up in his room without his Internet porn.

Then again, I may just take his stupid ass to the ER and turn him into the police, because that’s how I roll.

I’d honestly prefer my kid smoked pot over this.  At least it’s natural…and less weird.  And it won’t land you in the hospital fighting for your life, either.

Despite the news, it doesn’t seem it is a new trend.  Of course, any teenager who wants to get their hands on a controlled substance is going to find some way to do it.  They see “alcohol” on the label and assume they can get drunk if they consume it.  At my high school, you weren’t allowed to bring mouthwash or cold medicine to school because they assumed you’d get drunk off of it.

At least obtaining cigarettes was easier; you just found the 18 year old senior who was willing to pick a pack up for you.

Whatever happened to the pathetic 21 year olds who would buy booze for their 16 year old pals in high school?  Where have they all gone? Have they finally gotten lives? Or are they spending too much time in their mommies’ basements avoiding college?

$10 says that some parents group out there is going to try to ban hand sanitizer or turn it into a controlled substance you can’t purchase without a license proving you’re over 21.

Question:  What are your thoughts on this hand sanitizer drinking craziness?

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  1. This Is a really a bad thing in teens .Cheap and easily accessible hand sanitizers contain 62 percent ethyl alcohol.Its made for Safey for us not for other rubish use.for the sake of money they did this rubish things.govt has to take action on this

  2. Jennifer is 1 Bad Mom

    What should the government do exactly?

    I think parents just need to talk to their kids about how dangerous this kind of behavior is and tell them how sick they can get consuming it.

    I don’t know what the government could do that doesn’t seem like they’re going overboard. They could restrict how many bottles anyone under 21 can purchase (but they can just go to a lot of different stores with their friends and still get what they need). They could prohibit purchase to anyone under 21, but anyone who is using it for its intended purpose will be penalized b/c of their idiot peers.

    I just think they need to know that it’s dangerous and can make them horribly sick, so they shouldn’t do it. Kids huff household chemicals to get high, but the government hasn’t done anything about that except encourage awareness and education. I think that’s about as far as it needs to go.

  3. AGREED!!! This is scary stuff!!! I remember my sister huffing the Glad air freshener when we were in h.s….she got the shorter end of the stick when it came to common sense and brain cells. This is definitely a subject that parents need to address with their kids…not the gov’t putting all kinds of rules and policies in place. It’s bad enough that I get carded to buy some damn decongestant!! These allergies are killing me!!

  4. *Glade
    PS: I’m posting a link to this on my facebook page!/gracefuldisaster

  5. Jennifer is 1 Bad Mom

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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