Combination of Heat and Alcohol Sends Teens Sent to Hospital After Concert in Boston

At least 22 teenagers attending an electronic dance music show in Boston were sent to the hospital on Wednesday. Many of them were suffering from a combination of alcohol and heat, ABC News reports.

Dozens more concertgoers were treated onsite. Signs of Molly and other illicit drugs were apparent, the article notes.

Organizers of summer music festivals are increasing drug screening, after four people died at festivals last year. The deaths were linked to Molly. Concertgoers should expect sniffer dogs, pat-downs and other drug screening measures. Music festivals will provide medical tents with doctors, nurses and emergency medical technicians.

Full story of heat and alcohol at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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