430 Investigating a Discrete and Deadly Behavior: The Choking Game

Thursday, March 15, 2012: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Convention Center: Room 210
AAHE/Administer Strategies/Interventions/Programs
Presider: Amanda L. Divin, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Speakers: Judy R. Sandlin, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and Rosanne S. Keathley, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
The choking game is a dangerous activity practiced by high achieving model students who choose not to experiment with alcohol and drugs. These impressionable victims “play” because of the pseudo-high, peer pressure, and curiosity. The game is not perceived as risky among participants and typically occurs in the victim’s bedroom with a parent in the home. Learn the warning signs and how to prevent this dangerous game from being played by your students.
  • Choking Game--AAHPERD.pdf (594.0 kB)