Why is vodka eyeballing dangerous for teens?

Michele Borba
Eyeballing is when a teen holds a vodka bottle to his eye and pours the alcohol directly into the eye. The alcohol is quickly absorbed and enters the bloodstream quickly (through the veins at the back of the eye). It gives teens a fast high and disguises the smell of the alcohol.

Dangers: The alcohol could scar and burn the cornea and cause blindness.
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