Teenagers are making the news again! (Now I know from my own teen years that, even though I was well behaved and sensible, [sic] a lot of kids do wild and crazy things in their adolescent years ....., but not like they do it now!)
THIS, for example, (In spite of the utterly stupid and dangerous things I did when I was young.) is something that would NEVER have crossed my mind!
Guest Post by: Rachel Grumman Bender
“Skittles parties” may sound innocent, but they are far from it: They’re an alarming trend in which teens raid their parents’ medicine cabinets and dump the prescription and over-the-counter drugs they’ve gathered into a communal bowl. The teens then take handfuls of a random assortment of pills, often with alcohol, to get high.
Several teens have overdosed after playing Russian roulette with pills at these parties, which are also known as “pharming parties.” Last month, five high school students in Marin County, California, overdosed after an apparent “Skittles party” and were taken to the hospital.