US students, experts recoil at alcohol enema
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalised for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas.
Thanks to the drunken exploits of a fraternity at the University of Tennessee, the bizarre way of getting drunk is giving parents, administrators and health care workers a new fear.
When Alexander "Xander" Broughton, 20, was delivered to the hospital after midnight on Sept 22, his blood alcohol level was measured at 0.448 per cent - nearly six times the intoxication that defines drunken driving in the state. Police documents show that when an officer interviewed a fellow fraternity member about what happened, the student said the injuries had been caused by an alcohol enema.
"It is believed that members of the fraternity were utilising rubber tubing inserted into their rectums as a conduit for alcohol," according to a police report.