Thursday, March 6, 2008
CDC Study on the "Choking Game"
The CDC has recently published the results of a new study on the Choking Game. The study finds that between 1995 and 2007, at least 82 children and adolescents have died as a result of playing the "choking game" - a form of strangling oneself using one's hands or a noose, or being strangled by another person to obtain a brief euphoric state or "high". Among these deaths, 86.6% were male, and the mean age was 13.2 years. The complete study is available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr.