The new trend of alcohol enemas had already upset experts and now the latest incident at a Tennessee frat house just reconfirms their fears.
Sometimes, people try out extremely dangerous stuff, thinking that their effects will not be as harmful as they actually are. One of these things is an alcohol enema, which draws its name from the fact that it is inserted into the rectum through a tube. When alcohol is inserted into the body this way, it bypasses the stomach and more alcohol is absorbed into the body. What also happens is that you drink a lot more quantity, thinking that little has been consumed.
A victim of the alcohol enema incident is a 20-year-old Tennessee University student named Alexander Broughton. He consumed huge quantities of alcohol at a party on Saturday at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Apparently, the students at the party tried their hands on the alcohol enema technique and things got a little out of hands by the end of the night. On Sept. 22, Alexander Broughton was delivered to the hospital at around midnight and his blood alcohol level at that time was measured at 0.448 percent, which is nearly six times the intoxication that defines drunken driving in the state. Initially, the doctors even thought that he had been sodomized due to the injuries to his rectum. However, it was later discovered that those injuries were due to the tube which had been inserted there to pass the alcohol.
Experts are quite worried about this latest trend and citing irresponsible and risk-seeking behavior of young adults for it. However, youngsters are not the only ones trying this, as in 2004, a 54-year-old Texas man died due to alcohol enema mishap. When an autopsy was performed, it was discovered that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.47 percent. The man had taken sherry and his wife had assisted with the enema process.
Alexander Broughton just remembers playing drinking games with his friends, but does admit having enema. However, all the clues led to the fact that he had indeed indulged in this lethal practice. Broughton does not even remember that he had defecated over himself and the whole place was a mess when the paramedics got there. Luckily, Broughton's life was saved and he was sent home after the incident.
The Pi Kappa Alpha chapter has been shut down until at least 2015.