We all know that the practice of using cannabis or other mind-altering substances is growing in popularity day by day. The instances of teenage addiction and teenagers trying to get high are at an all-time high. In a bid to attain an induced high, kids across the globe are exploring avenues no one could have ever imagined. Recently the news of teenagers in Indonesia using an unexpected product to get high will leave you in a state of disgust and shock.
Can you imagine using menstrual pads, both new and used as a means to attain an induced bliss? Shocking, right! Surprisingly, kids in Indonesia did not only think of it but have also turned it into a reality.
This latest teenage addition trend proves that kids will try just about anything to get high. If cough syrups and mosquito repellents weren’t enough, they have directed focus to feminine hygiene products.
As per reports, kids are boiling sanitary pads (used and unused), cooling down the resulting liquid and then consuming it.
The Adj. Sr. Comr. Suprinarto, head of the National Narcotics Agency of Central Java, says this about this teenage addiction:
“The used pads they took from the trash were put in boiling water. After it cooled down they drank it together.”
Suprinarto also explains that the chlorine content in the boiled mixture leads the kids to a high. They get the feeling of flying and also get hallucinations. For us, this seems to be a new trend, but it turns out that this practice has been around for a while. As per the same reports some kids in West Java, Karawang, Belitung, and Bangka Belitung Islands did the same.
A safe drinking advocate from the area, Jimy Ginting reportedly said the following about this teenage addiction:
“I don’t know who started it all, but I knew it started around two years ago. There is no law against it so far. There is no law against these kids using a mixture of mosquito repellent and [cold syrup] to get drunk.”
I am sure that this news must have left you in disgust. And the brute reality of today’s time indicates that things can get a lot worse, quickly.