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    Purple Drank or Purple Lean?

    For most of us, we haven't a clue what that is. However, in the urban and rap communities it's just another way to get high.

    So what is this Drank or Lean? What does it do?

    According to it can kill you!

    Purple Drank is an addictive drink made up by the drug abuser himself (or herself). The primary intoxicating ingredient is a promethazine-codeine cough medication that is available only by prescription. It is mixed with a soda drink like Sprite or Mountain Dew. Jolly Rancher candies may be crushed and added to give it more color and flavor.

    The high from Purple Drank is sometimes referred to as a "swooning euphoria."
    The reason this formulation is also nicknamed "Lean" is that it causes some people to want to lean on objects for support.
    When the dosages of these drugs get high, there may also be unpleasant signs and symptoms that are not sought by the abusers. Signs like vomiting, weakness, headache, itching, dry mouth, hives, chest pain, fainting, hallucinations, seizures and tremors.

    Unfortunately, one of the signs and symptoms of Purple Drank abuse is death, especially if the drug is mixed with others like alcohol or Ecstasy. The codeine in the cough syrup is a breathing depressant, as is alcohol. When mixed, the effects can be fatal

    Abuse of this drug is addictive because of the codeine, and it may be an entry-level drug for young people, especially those who follow hip hop music.

    It is also known that Trayvon Martin had discussed with a friend on how to get codine (photos 2 & 3). Was he on "lean" when the confrontation with George Zimmerman broke out?

    PARENTS WAKE UP to what your kids are doing. It's possible that Travon's Skittles and Ice Tea were innocent but is it ALSO possible it was not!

    Purple Drank or Lean can be made utilizing any combination of soft drinks and candy....the main ingredient is the Cough Syrup!!

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