(KTVI)-- It's a dangerous game that has been around for years.
But now social media is giving this potentially deadly contest even more steam.
It only takes a few seconds and in an instant your loved one is gone.
This is the reality for Leslie Zalaback as I showed her how the game similar to the one that claimed her sons life is making a huge surge on Facebook.
Fourteen-year-old Troy Zalaback played the choking game, but this thrill seeking contest that teens see as fun, turned deadly for Leslie`s only son.
At first police classified Troy’s death as a suicide, but after further investigation it was concluded Troy didn`t take his own life.
Medical professionals say that teens play these games to get some sort of adrenaline rush, but little do they know it can cause serious injury or even death.
Five years later, it is so extremely painful. All Leslie has now is fond memories of her son Troy.