To help save the lives of our young adults in our urban communities, who are dying because of these dangerous cocktails. Young adults and teenagers in our community are dying due to mixing prescription cough syrup that contains Promethazine & Codeine to get high. This form of high is called (Lean) The drug " lean is a concoction also known as "syrup, purple drank, dirty sprite or "sizzurp" This dangerous cocktail, which has shown up quite a bit in hip hop music and other types of medias, combines prescription cough syrup and soft drinks for a potentially fatal high.
Users of lean report euphoria and relaxation, but at a significant cost. While it may be made from a prescription medication, the dose taken by drinking lean can be as much as 10 or 20 times as much as a prescribed dose. Overdosing on promethazine and codeine can have significantly dangerous effects on the body.
As with all sedative drugs, the use of lean can lead to unconsciousness, weakness, and nervous system depression. It can slow breathing to a fatal extent, and stop the heart and lungs. We are asking the United States Government to increase the age limit to 25, on the sale of those prescription drugs, such as Night Quil, prescription cough syrup that contains promethazine & codeine,as well as Zantex. And if somone purchase those prescription drugs for them they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. We are losing way too many adults in our urban community, because of this fatal cocktail.