One of the latest trends of teenage desperation has been to drink hand sanitizer in order to get drunk. At least 6 incidents have been reported in Los Angeles of kids being immited to the hospital due to alcohol poisoning caused from their attempts to get drunk on hand sanitizers. State wide there have been over 60 incidents. Though teen drinking has been going down these past few years it seems that teens are resorting to desperate measures.
Hand Sanitizers are generally comprised of 62% ethyl alcohol but kids have found a way to isolate the alcohol into a shot 3 times the strength of your average vodka. Cough Syrup was/is a similar culprit, but now in many places you need to be 18 or older to purchase it. If this silly endeavor continues, hand sanitizers might also require photo id in the future.