Teenagers from across the country are on YouTube showing off their new way to get high.
It’s called smoking alcohol. It involves using air pumps to create alcohol vapors.
And then you inhale.
Experts say the practice can be deadly.
Dr. Jeffrey Sankoff, who works in the ER at Denver Health, says people smoking alcohol may not realize how much of the drug they’re letting into their system.
“You can actually inhale enough to die without knowing it, as opposed to drinking it where it takes a long time to get that dose,” said Dr. Sankoff.
Drug Counselor Francisco Cordova says he sees a real problem on the horizon.
“It’s a cheap high for the kids,” said Cordova. “They’re always looking for an easy way to get high.”