Thought vodka-soaked tampons sounded bad? Lately the internet has been abuzz with videos of vodka eyeball shots- yep, teens ingesting vodka by pulling apart their eyelids and pouring the vodka straight in. According to multiple articles, teens in the UK and US are putting their sight at risk to achieve an instant buzz through “vodka eyeballing.” Sounds insane? Videos of vodka eyeballing can be found all over youtube and teen social networking sites.
These disturbing images represent the ever-growing problem of teen binge drinking in the United States and United Kingdom.
Rehab may be a good solution for teens teetering on the edge of (or deep into) the world of self destruction. Even if your teen isn’t vodka eyeballing, heavy teen drinking can indicate depression and other mental health issues, contribute to academic and social problems, and put your teen’s life in danger. Teen drinking and drug abuse is a serious issue which often requires a serious solution. A teen can get help to reestablish or create their sense of self worth and self respect, develop new coping tools, and learn how to live a life free from drug and alcohol abuse. Teen drug and alcohol rehab acknowledges the unique pressures facing teens and the unique approach to recovery necessary to help teens thrive.