Dangerous New College Trend – Alcohol Enemas
It's prime hazing season at colleges across the country and a shocking new trend has become mainstream due to a nearly fatal outcome. It's an alcohol enema.
Knoxville police say they began investigating after a student was taken to the UT Medical Center in critical condition early Saturday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40 (five times the legal cutoff for driving.)
So what is an alcohol enema?
Believe it or not, it's rubber tubing inserted into the rectum as a "helper" for alcohol. The abundance of capillaries and blood vessels present greatly heightens the level and speed of the alcohol entering the bloodstream as it bypasses the filtering by the liver.
Twelve Tennessee students were cited with underage drinking and one with disorderly conduct following the incident early Saturday at a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity chapter house, according to a university spokeswoman.
Shock would not be an (overstatement.) I myself had never heard of what has been alleged. -Tim Rogers, vice chancellor of student life
The University of Tennessee says it has suspended a fraternity chapter indefinitely and may refocus its alcohol education programs.