Dad Speaks Out After 'Skittles Party' Leads to Son's Death
Last Updated: Wednesday July 28, 2021
(Yahoo!, Nov. 25) "Skittles" parties are a dangerous and growing trend that's sending teens to the hospital. Teens raid the family medicine cabinets and bring the collection of prescription and non-prescription drugs into a bowl at a party, and the teens take handfuls of pills with alcohol to get high. It's a game of Russian roulette, experts warn, and many kids have been hospitalized for overdosing. Recently in Marin County, California, five high school students were rushed to the ER after overdosing at a Skittles party, and a student in Knoxville, Tennessee died in 2013 right before he was to leave for college. Teens often think that prescription meds are safer than street drugs because they were provided by a doctor, but physicians warn that they not when abused. READ MORE.