Chris Newcomb, M.Div.
Is the old saying true? Is there really nothing new under the sun? It's a good question. I don't know if there is a satisfying answer. However, as it pertains to substance abuse, I think you could say a new behavior has arisen in the recent past and is growing rapidly!
What am I talking about? I'm talking about the new trend amongst young adults to 'smoke alcohol'. Yes, you read that right! Smoke alcohol! Think about that...drinking is not enough anymore so now people light up the alcohol and breathe in the fumes to get high. Crazy seems to have no boundaries!
What's the big deal you might be asking? The big deal is that this high-risk behavior can easily lead to overdose and death. That is a big deal!
We know people use drugs and alcohol for many different reasons. Some use merely for recreational purposes. Others use due to legitimate chronic pain hoping to find some relief. Others get started out of curiosity. Regardless of method of or reason for induction, people need to see that they are playing with fire and they will get burned. When new 'techniques' for getting high come to the forefront of the public's mind, we hope to dispel that misinformation and expose it for what it is: just another way to get high. What that means is this: what may appear to be 'new' could just be a repackaging of the 'old'. Don't be fooled! Inhaling alcohol is a really bad idea!
Please check out this article in USA Today and pass it on to anyone you think might benefit from it!
At The Coleman Institute, we know that sobriety and abstinence from drugs and alcohol is not a new concept under the sun. However, we think it is the best substance abuse treatment concept under the sun! If you or someone you care about needs detox from alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone, or Suboxone, please give Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart a call at 1-877-773-3869. We're just a phone call away!