Smoking Alcohol

smoking alcohol

Smoking alcohol is the latest trend following a big stir of what is known as butt chugging. Smoking alcohol is an effort to gain a bigger buzz for fewer calories and many young drinkers are inhaling their booze by pouring it over dry ice or free basing it and sucking up the vapors. Either way, skipping over the stomach and liver is incredibly risky when ingesting alcohol.

Smoking alcohol supposedly provides all of the flavor and intoxication of chugging a mixed drink with none of the sugars and calories; this for some people is a God send. But what they may not realize is they are doing more damage than good. Some of the damage done to the body by smoking alcohol may be more dangerous than the weight they would put on from simply drinking it.

Videos of smoking alcohol can be found all over YouTube of course with young people inhaling a smoky dry ice and alcohol mix. Smoking alcohol is a very dangerous tend particularly among college aged students who are looking for extreme ways to get high. It is particularly popular among the college aged men and women who are trying to restrict calories before a night of partying. It even has a name; drunkorexia.

When someone smokes alcohol what happens is it goes directly into the lungs and circumnavigates the liver. The liver is what metabolizes alcohol but when you smoke it, it goes directly from the lungs to the brain making it very harmful and dangerous. The lungs and membranes in the lungs are highly susceptible to alcohol. Not only that but smoking alcohol can dry out the nasal passages and mouth which can leave many alcohol smokers vulnerable to infections. Smoking alcohol also increases the risk of getting alcohol poisoning. When an individual drinks alcohol normally, if they have drunk too much, they will usually begin to vomit. This cannot happen to someone who is smoking alcohol. Instead if they smoke too much alcohol their body will have no way of getting rid of the toxins and helping itself. This could lead to instant death in a worst case scenario.

Smoking alcohol is one of the most ridiculous and dangerous trends to hit the drinking scene yet and the sad thing is the dangers of smoking alcohol could totally be prevented if people would just do what you are supposed to do with a beverage-drink it. All of these new fads which include vodka tampons,butt chugging and smoking alcohol can lead to so many adverse health effects. In fact just purely drinking alcohol can have adverse effects so the effects of consuming alcohol through smoke, the lining of the bowels, or the lining of the vagina seems doubly unpleasant.

For kids who are looking to get high quickly or are looking to get high without all the calories; they should be careful. Using substances in manners other than the way they were intended to be used is also a clear indication of alcoholism and addiction and that can change your life forever if it doesn’t end it first.

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Vodka Eyeballing

Vodka Eyeballing is the latest in a series of bizarre trends in drinking. Like butt chugging and vodka tampons, vodka eyeballing is a way to get booze into the system for a faster and more intense drunk than drinking. Instead of throwing back a shot, teens hold the bottle to their eye and pour the liquid directly into the eye, which is laden with blood vessels. The alcohol is absorbed into the blood stream through the mucous membranes. At least, that’s the theory. Experts are divided on whether or not this will really get you drunk. Some hypothesize that the kids who try this are already drunk to begin with and imagine the effect.

Because the alcohol is not being consumed orally, teens think it is easier for teens to hide the fact that they are drinking.  However, when alcohol is metabolized, a portion is released through the saliva, no matter how it is ingested.  Vodka eyeballing also won’t fool a Breathalyzer, as the test measures blood alcohol content. So apparently, the teens that are doing this are not hiding it as well as they think.

This is a dangerous trend, and emergency rooms in Britain have already reported cases of teens and young twenty-something’s checking in after vodka eyeballing. Vodka eyeballing can cause the mucous membranes in the eye to become very inflamed-which is why experts are skeptical about the effect. A 40 proof vodka shot would cause inflammation and blood vessel clotting, and actual alcohol absorption would be minimal.

In 2010, vodka eyeballing was reported as a growing trend among university students in the United Kingdom. Now vodka eyeballing is rumored to have moved from Britain college campuses to Vegas nightclubs, but there is debate on whether this is really happening or if it’s just an urban legend. Google “Vodka Eyeballing” and you will find thousands of YouTube videos, as well as videos of “Vodka snorting.” Vodka snorting has also been reported by several British bar owners as an alternate route for ingesting alcohol by UK students; reportedly inducing an instant blackout in some drinkers. Again though, the only evidence of this trend is YouTube and the random reports of bar owners. No one knows if vodka eyeballing or vodka snorting are really that common, or are more along the lines of a prank or joke.

The risk is that, even if this is just a media prank, teens may see the videos or hear rumors about vodka eyeballing and want to try it at home. And alcohol in the eye can burn the cornea to the point of lasting impairment or even blindness. It can be very dangerous and painful to try this fad.

Whether or not this is a real trend in teens, the important thing for parents is to have open and honest communication with their child about drugs and alcohol. Surveys confirm that teens are much less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol if they are well informed by their parents about them.

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Butt Chugging

Butt Chugging


Hi parents!  Guess what? There’s just one more thing you have to be worried about, it’s called butt chugging.  Butt—what? Yeah, that’s what we said when we first heard about this. The newest fad is butt chugging or vodka tampons. Butt chugging is also knowing as “boofing,” and “slimming.” Butt chugging is similar to a beer bong, except that the consumption of the beer is rectally as opposed to orally. A funnel is connected to a tube which is inserted into the rectum. The beer is taken much like an enema. Thus we have butt chugging. The main purpose of butt chugging as opposed to drinking beer is that the alcohol taken rectally has much greater effect than the alcohol taken orally. With all the ridiculous and dangerous things kids are getting into now-a-days, this has got to be one of the most disturbing ones.

The alleged story of how butt chugging started went kind of like this; an alcoholic man that had just had surgery on his throat was dying for a drink. After the alcoholic begged his wife enough she went into the bathroom and filled the end of an enema bag while the man stood in the shower and had is enema of Sherry put straight into his butt. The man laid down, severely drunk and never woke up again. Getting really drunk quickly has its pluses but it also has its dangers.

Through butt chugging alcohol gets absorbed directly into the bloodstream when taken rectally by bypassing the stomach and the acid in the stomach. One major disadvantage of butt chugging is that that when you become intoxicated your body has no way of fighting back. Normally, when you’ve ingested too much alcohol, your body in an attempt to heal itself will cause you to vomit. When you butt chug, your body doesn’t do that. We all can easily see the danger in this. If you can’t vomit when you drink too much the chances of alcohol poisoning become much greater leading to more alcohol related deaths. Alcohol poisoning through butt chugging can lead to death very quickly and is dangerous for your brain, heart and liver.

One of the biggest misconceptions of butt chugging is that you will be able to pass a breathalyzer because there is technically not any alcohol consumed in your mouth. This is not true and you will not pass a breathalyzer because the test monitors alcohol in your blood stream not your mouth. DO NOT DRIVE DRUNK REGARDLESS IF YOU THINK YOU’LL PASS A BREATHALYZER OR NOT. YOU RUN THE RISK OF KILLING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.

The other big misconception about butt chugging is that it is safer than its sister method “vodka tampons”. Not true, both are extremely dangerous and unhealthy and run a high risk of alcohol poisoning. Another reason some teenagers are trying butt chugging is because there is no risk of throwing up and while that is true and as we mentioned above; very dangerous, you can become severely inebriated from butt chugging to the point that you lose control of your bowel movements and end up making a mess of yourself. Oh and there’s also the very possible chance you can die from many complications of alcohol poisoning, dehydration, etc.

This new fad is one that that is disgusting and also dangerous, butt chugging is not the way to go. If you are looking to get drunk just stick with the old fashioned way. Not only is it just a little bit safer, but it is also less disturbing.

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