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“Choking Game” No Fun

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release a warning to parents about a very dangerous that has taken the lives of nearly 90 young people.  The “choking game”, also called “space monkey” and the “pass out game”, is played by teens to get a quick high without drugs or alcohol.  The game involves intentionally choking one’s self to reach a brief euphoric state.

Victims of the game, 82% of whom were male, typically die because the strangulation is prolonged.  What has become particularly dangerous about the game is that kids are now using ligatures like belts, ropes, and scarves to hang themselves.  And they are playing alone, evermore increasing the danger with no one there to help them.

Signs that children have been participating in the game include bloodshot eyes, headaches, bruises around the neck.

If your child has been injured or killed by this game, contact the Racine Wrongful Death lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss your case and further legal options at