Annnd the Latest Teen-Drinking Trend Is … Hand Sanitizer

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Oh, kids. If they’re not stealing their parents’ prescription meds or sniffing Pixy Stix (is that still a thing?), they’re … guzzling hand sanitizer. That’s right: The latest trend in teen intoxication involves squirting back Purell and its ilk, which contain 62 percent ethyl alcohol. Six youngsters have already been rushed to emergency rooms in Southern California, and doctors are reporting that they were pretty drunk but completely bacteria-free, which is more than you can claim about a Four Loko habit. [NYDN]