There are even YouTube Videos called the “Injecting Alcohol Into Things Series.” Click here to view the embedded video. This is an interesting teen trend. I do not think this is a ‘new’ trend, but it has recently become popular again. Basically, teens are injecting fruits (strawberries, bananas, and oranges are especially popular) and then taking them to school, clubs, concerts, or in lunches. Then they can eat the fruit, while feeling like they are so smart for sneaking alcohol into a place it is not allowed. I believe this has become popular because: 1) Teens who do not like the taste of alcohol can put it in fruit and get drunk without tasting the alcohol.
2) It is ‘creative’ and makes the user feel like they are being sneaky.
3) It is easy to sneak into clubs, lunches or parties in an orange.
4) “It is more fun” according to a teen friend who reminded me of this trend when I asked her how she was able to get drunk at a recent concert.
I am not telling parents to check every orange their kid is carrying around, but I would be aware that some kids snuck ‘fruit’ right into prom this year and were able to Tropicana their way to being trashed…oy.