Parents: Did you know that more than half of American teens and pre-teens have tried or are planning to try illegal drugs? If you think that statistic can't possibly include your child, think again. You won't believe what kids are doing with the latest drugs - some of which you've probably never even heard of. And chances are, even if you haven't heard of them, your kids most likely have.
Vodka Soaked Tampons
Alcohol enters the bloodstream faster through mainlining, which is what happens when the alcohol is absorbed directly in the vagina or anus. "It's just like injecting it," Dr. Ordon comments. "The effects are instantaneous and the potential consequences are devastating." Dr. Lisa adds that vodka soaked tampons will destroy the vagina's delicate balance and cause bacterial and yeast infections, as well as crack and burn the vaginal tissue.
Anal Beer Bongs
When consumed orally, alcohol goes through the stomach, passes into the bloodstream and is filtered through the liver, which is the body's natural detoxification system. When that system is bypassed, the alcohol is absorbed directly into the body and can have dire and deadly consequences.
Cheese Heroin and Strawberry Quick Meth
In an attempt to make narcotics more appealing to children, drug dealers have begun to "sweeten" their products with fruity flavors. Cheese heroin, for example, is a mixture of heroin and Tylenol PM, and Strawberry Quick is the street name for methamphetamine mixed with strawberry flavoring that minimizes the acidic taste of the drug.
"We have no clue what the long-term affects are for mixing medications like this," Dr. Ordon explains. "One thing is bad enough, but when you mix many medications -- we've talked about this before -- it's called polypharmacy - anything can happen."