Thursday, April 19, 2012

Purple Drank

Have you ever heard of Purple Drank?  
It is an illegal drink that is popular in the rap community.  The main ingredients consists of prescription strength cough syrup, containing codeine and promethazine, along with Sprite or fruit juice.
The purple-ish hue of Purple Drank comes from the dyes in the cough syrup.
If prescription cough syrup isn't available, over-the-counter cough syrup is mixed with vodka.
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Apparently this drink goes back as far as 1960 in the southern states.  A rapper made a song about Purple Drank in 2000 which made it popular throughout the country.  A former Oakland Raider was arrested and other people have been known to die from it.

I just don't get it.  


12 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. I don't get why people do such CRAZY things!
    Have a nice day! :)

  2. I'm no expert but people do stupid things. Thrill seeking combined with underdeveloped thinking skills. Glue, paint, marker, sniffing/huffing was one that was clearly dangerous to anyone who gave it a moment of thought. Last fall National Geographic wrote a great article called "Teenage Brain".

    I wish I had that info before my kids became teens.

    1. This is a great article Bill. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Really? I am constantly amazed by what people will do to mess themselves up.

  4. stupid is as stupid does

    ya gotta wonder what it is that is so miserable in your life, that this is the depths you will sink to...just to feel good. sad really

  5. The things I learn online. Never heard about this. Will warn my granddaughter. Thanks.

  6. It sounds pretty disgusting to me.

  7. I don't get it either, and not just from a drugs = bad point of view. Just ewwww. I feel so sorry for people who need this to get through their daily lives; how empty they must feel....

  8. I don't understand it either, why do people do this to themselves?
    They're just in a really bad place and they need to see the beauty of life and living.

  9. I don't either but now you have to show ID and buy the basic cold meeds from Pharmacy, I saw them turn away a 40 plus year old because she didn;t have ID! I almost bought it for her...felt like I was buying beer for an underage kid! Seriously OC !!

  10. Yup, I've heard of this, and Orange Drank, which is the same kind of stuff. Just goes to show there are some really stupid people out there...

  11. I've never heard of this drink, and I've lived in the south almost my entire life! Interesting. But I do have a copy of that article mentioned in the comments above "The Teenage Brain" - it's terrific!


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