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Old 03-19-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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My son came home from school yesterday and asked me about "Suzzurp" aka "Purple Drank", the drug that allegedly put rapper Lil Wayne in the ICU. I didn't know much about it, but as it's in the news thought it worth discussing with kids.

It's a mix of any cough mixture with promethazine and codeine + soda + jolly rancher

Codeine is a highly addictive opiate.

Urban Dictionary: sizzurp

Much Ado About Sizzurp - Jeff Deeney - The Atlantic
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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it was on the news last night.

why would anybody think to combine these ingredients in the first place? I think we need to stay on top of these things to warn our children.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I know, who on earth comes up with this stuff.

My son asked if it tasted good, I answered that it probably does just before the seizures start.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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I know, who on earth comes up with this stuff.

My son asked if it tasted good, I answered that it probably does just before the seizures start.
OK-you made me laugh out loud. Literally. Not just the internet LOL. I actually laughed out loud. My son asked me what I was laughing at so I showed him your post. HE laughed out loud also. He also said he had not heard of it yet.

Edited to add: His friend just walked in and he knew what it was.

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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The only reason I heard of it was because it was in a fairly popular song a year or two ago.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...43828540,d.eWU
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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My son asked if it tasted good, I answered that it probably does just before the seizures start.
Cough syrup mixed with Mountain Dew sounds like one of the grossest things to drink.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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The only reason I heard of it was because it was in a fairly popular song a year or two ago.
That's right, I'd forgotten about those lyrics.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Cough syrup mixed with Mountain Dew sounds like one of the grossest things to drink.
I know, right? That's what the jolly ranchers are for I guess, to mask the ick.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Codeine and Mountain Dew? Reminds me of the Red Bull w/vodka trend a few years ago...now we have wide awake drunks and junkies.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I'd vaguely heard of it. I think it was one of the reasons given for Jamarcus Russell's fall from grace as a talented NFL QB who failed to live up to expectations....

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