Things Parents and Youth should know about “Blackout Rage Gallon” Drinking (BORG)

Medscape Interview with two Medical Doctors

Click to read the Medscape Article on BORG: Here

The name is short for “BlackOut RageĀ Gallon” and consists of students taking a gallon jug of water, emptying it a bit to fit in their desired amount of alcohol (often one fifth of Vodka) and adding in some sort of flavoring like water-enhancing drops, caffeine or powdered drink mixes. The hashtag has garnered more than 74.7 million views on TikTok. And BORG can be deadly!

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Call 911 right away if you are with someone who is drinking heavily and starts exhibiting signs of alcohol poisoning. These symptoms include confusion, vomiting, and passing out. Alcohol poisoning is serious and can be life-threatening.

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