Purple Drank

Addaction have issued an alert regarding Purple Drank, also known as Lean or Sizzurp.

Information has been received from the Addaction service in Exeter that young people in the are using ‘purple drank’.  This  a recreational drink that combines liquid medications that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy that contain codeine, promethazine or dextromethorphan. These may be purchased as individual medicines and mixed together.  it also incluides soft drinks and fruit-flacoured sweets to improve the taste.

The effect depend on the contents of the drink. However, users have reported euphoric and dissociative effects.

  • Other effects may include:
  • constricted pupils
  • slow or slurred speech
  • uncontrolled eye movement
  • droopy eyes
  • slowed heart rate
  • drowsiness, loss of balance
  • loss of coordination
  • paleness

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