While marijuana use today is higher than it has ever been and certainly a cause for concern, parents have to look beyond conventional drugs and realize that the drug landscape has changed – and for the worse.
(PRWEB) May 21, 2014
In its latest blog post Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the dangerous risks that kids are taking to get high.
“Many parents today would be shocked to discover how thousands of kids across the country and getting high on a regular basis,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “What’s more, many of these kids are ending up in the emergency room – or in some extreme cases, the morgue. Parents need to get informed so that they can talk to their kids, and take proactive steps to avoid a tragedy.”
According to the Best Drug Rehabilitation blog post, some of the risky and dangerous ways that today’s kids are getting high include:
- Inhaling alcohol vapors
- Distilling hand sanitizers with salt to create highly concentrated alcohol shots
- Putting limp balm on their eyelids
- Taking cold medication (because of the active ingredient dextromethorphan)
- Ingesting nutmeg (the active ingredient myristicin functions as a hallucinogenic)
- Pouring vodka in their eyes so that it gets into the bloodstream (a.k.a. “vodka eyeballing”)
- Soaking gummy bears in alcohol and then freezing them, so they can be eaten throughout the day
Added Per Wickstrom: “While marijuana use today is higher than it has ever been and certainly a cause for concern, parents have to look beyond conventional drugs and realize that the drug landscape has changed – and for the worse.”
The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog entitled “Dangerous Risks Kids are Taking to Get High” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/dangerous-risks-kids-are-taking-to-get-high/.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.
About Best Drug Rehabilitation
Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.
Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/.