Teenagers have found a new way to try and get high
Teenagers have moved on from last year’s shock craze ‘bubbling’, where youths urinated into their own mouths, and on to the equally bizarre trend of ‘beezing’.
Reports indicate that the viral trend involves applying Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm to the eyelid in an attempt to get high.
Those who have experiment with ‘beezin’ report that the peppermint oil causes a tingling and burning sensation, which enhances the experience of being drunk or high.
Others have said it helps them stay alert.
“Teens. They’ll take anything to get a buzz,” concerned parent Garry Staggs told Nashville News 2. Dylan Wisman
Teens attempt Beezin (Video: Dylan Wisman)
Just because Burt’s Bees lip balm is 100 percent natural it doesn’t mean it’s okay to put into or onto your eyes. .
Dr. Mary Romano at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital says beezin’ could lead to health risks like inflammation of the eye, swelling, and other symptoms similar to the notorious pink eye.
There is no active ingredient in lip balm which could cause a dopamine release says Dr Romano.
“Getting high means you create an effect on your brain where dopamine is released, which creates a pleasurable experience feeling.”
“That’s what happens when you use drugs and that’s why they become addictive, so you’re absolutely not getting high,” said Dr Romano.
Doctors warn that putting lip balm on your eyelids could be hazardous and will not get you high in any capacity.