The Vodka Eyeballing craze of 2010.

Vodka eyeballing

Introduction to Vodka Eyeballing Alcohol is drank, enters the bloodstream through the stomach, and spreads throughout the body. Or so we thought. A new craze emerged in 2010, vodka eyeballing, which required pouring the shot directly into your eye. Containing 40% alcohol, the scar that results permanently damages the eyeball and may lead to blindness.…

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The Pharm Parties (aka Cocktail Parties) trend of the early 2000’s.

Multicolored drugs and pills

Introduction to Pharm Parties Pharming parties (also called pharm parties) is a get-together where prescription drugs are exchanged and randomly ingested, in order to become intoxicated. The earliest mention of such parties appears to have been in the March 8, 2002, issue of the newspaper Public Opinion (Chambersburg, PA), which said this was occurring “in…

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The Chatroulette craze of 2009

Chatroulette funny conversation screenshot

Launched in November of 2009, Chatroulette.com blasted into the social networking scene offering a unique combination of social networking with YouTube like video capabilities.

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The K2 (Synthetic Cannabis) craze of the early 2000’s.

Introduction Synthetic cannabis is an herbal and chemical product which mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice. When synthetic cannabis products first went on sale it was thought that they achieved an effect through a mixture of legal herbs. Laboratory analysis in 2008 showed this was…

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The Energy Drinks fad of the 2000’s

They can contain as much as four times the amount of caffeine as would be found in a cup of coffee and contain other chic ingredients such as ephedrine, taurine, ginseng, guarana, creatine, ginkgo biloba, and inositol .  And as their name implies, “energy drinks” promise to give you an extra dose of energy. With…

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The dangerous Red Bull and Alcohol Cocktails fad of the 2010’s

Known as a Vod-Bomb, Birch, or a ‘DVR’ (double vodka red bull), the newest drinking trend amongst the college and high school aged crowd is a cocktail made by mixing vodka and a highly caffeinated energy drink, typically Red Bull. It is popular among the 18-30 generation in bars and nightclubs around the world. In…

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The P90X exercise program fad of 2004

P90X Power 90 Extreme video cover 2004

Kids boast about the intensity of their P90X workouts on the social network websites.  Adults attribute stunning, almost unbelievable weight loss attributed to the success of the program.  The P90X exercise program is popular with adults and teens. 

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The sniffing bath salts (MDPV drug) craze of the 2010’s

Bath salts drug

It is sold to children and teenagers labeled as bath salts, fertilizer, or insect repellent under names like Ivory Wave, White Lightning, Red Dove, Vanilla Sky, Cloud 9, or Blue Silk.  The label says “not for human consumption” but it is intended to be snorted, swallowed, smoked, or injected.

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