New Slang from Pharm Parties
Posted by Childress on June 13, 2006
Pharm parties — that's a dangerous new bit of slang, describing parties where kids take pharmaceutical drugs by the handful.
Bowls of pills are called "trail mix."
"Pharming" is the process of culling pills from neighbors, family and others.
You can read more about it at USA Today. Here's the bottom line:
That … could help explain why emergency rooms are reporting that teens and young adults increasingly are showing up overdosed on bizarre and potentially lethal combinations of pills.
Overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs accounted for about one-quarter of the 1.3 million drug-related emergency room admissions in 2004, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported last month.