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Hooked on choking

Chasing cheap highs, tens of thousands of Ontario adolescents arestrangling themselves or each other in what’s known as the chokinggame, a report out of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Healthsays.


Chasing cheap highs, tens of thousands of Ontario adolescents are strangling themselves or each other in what’s known as the choking game, a report out of Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says.


“We knew from press reports that this phenomenon exists” but the great numbers were a surprise along with the fact that many kids only in Grade 7 were taking part,” said Jurgen Rehm, a senior scientist at the centre.


The game is about giving the person being choked the euphoric effects caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain.

 
 
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