With recent news that six teens were recently admitted to a hospital for drinking hand sanitizer to get intoxicated, Orange County Drug Rehab 449 Recovery discusses why teens might turn to some of these more unorthodox methods to get their buzz. One recovering addict and alcoholic explains why he resorted to those methods, and some of the red flags for those who may have a problem themselves, or someone struggling with teen alcoholism.
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Six teens were taken to emergency rooms in California after guzzling hand sanitizer to get drunk, prompting doctors to issue a warning to parents about a dangerous new trend, KTLA reported. Dr. Bill Mallon, who works in the emergency room at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, told KTLA he had seen too many young people come into the hospital with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.