What Are Drunken Gummies?

What Are Drunken Gummies?

Drunken gummies are gummy candies that are infused with alcohol. Gummy bears, penguins, worms, rings and all sorts of gummy-shaped candies are soaked with alcohol to create a snack that can provide an alcohol-induced buzz. People think that drunken gummies are fun ways to spice-up alcohol parties, but these candies should come with a warning, because they can cause a quick buzz that is debilitating.

Effects of Drunken Gummies

First and foremost, the dangers and risks of consuming alcohol are well-known. The substance has powerful intoxicating effects that can impair decision-making, proper judgment, impulse control and motor coordination. As drunken gummies contain alcohol, people are prone to the same risks and dangers of drinking alcohol when they snack on drunken gummies.

What’s more concerning with drunken gummies is that, while they seem innocent or fun, people do not know how much alcohol they consume with each gummy. There is no way to determine how much alcohol has soaked into the gummy, or how it will interact with the candy’s sugar. These snacks can cause intoxication very quickly, it just depends on how long the gummies were soaked in alcohol, the type of alcohol used, how much alcohol and what candy was used. In addition, people are often caught off-guard to how the effects manifest. Having to drink a bottle of beer or cup of alcohol takes much longer than simply throwing a few pieces of candy into one’s mouth. With just a few gummies, someone can notice an almost immediate buzz, so they get drunk quickly with these snacks.

Kids Using Alcohol Infused Candy

Another danger associated with drunken gummies is that underage minors use this method to consume alcohol without getting caught. Kids are able to consume alcohol in classrooms, their houses and in public, because they appear only to be snacking on candy. It is tough enough for parents and other adults to find underage drinking, but tactics like drunken gummies increase the challenge for parents. Children are even more affected by the effects of alcohol, and the unknown amount of alcohol they consume with each gummy can cause severe impairment resulting in poor decisions, alcohol poisoning, vehicle accidents, DUI’s, school expulsion, brain damage and more.

Drunken gummies go by several other names. Parents, caretakers and other adults should learn about trends and slang terms for alcohol and other drugs to identify these deceiving tactics. The most common type of drunken gummy is the drunk gummy bear. Any gummy that has been soaked in alcohol will appear swollen and much bigger than the average sized candy, and it will also appear to have a wet or gelatin appearance. Some drunken gummies appear slimy and lose their bold color. Currently, kids attempt several tactics to avert the barriers of age, cost and access to obtain alcohol. Parents have to stay in touch with drug abuse trends to notice these attempts at alcohol consumption.

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