MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Authorities on Long Island are warning about the hazards of so-called “Skittles” drug parties, which seem to be gaining in popularity.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, teens have been bringing prescription painkillers to a party, putting them in a bowl and grabbing a handful and consuming whatever they have in their hands.
“From their parent’s medicine cabinet, any number of pills, they go into a bowl and your peers consume them at random. That bowl can contain anything from Oxycontin and Vicodin to Xanax and Valium,” Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds from the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence told Hall. “Lately, the introduction of drugs like Molly [MDMA], ecstasy and other synthetic compounds.”