For as long as drugs have been around, teens have been using them. It can be hard as a parent, teacher, or guardian to know whether or not a child is using drugs. Also, drugs that are popular with teens can change fairly quickly. Today we’re going to talk a bit about Lean, what it is, and signs a child is using it.
What Is Lean?
Lean has several names including, purple drank, purple lean, dirty sprite, lean drink, and sizzurp. It may be important to note that there is a soft drink called Purple Drank as well. The liquid drug we’re talking about today is a mix of fruit-flavored candy, soft drinks, and prescription-strength cough syrup. You can easily find purple drank recipes online, which means teenagers can find these recipes just as easy.
Is It Legal?
Whether you have children or not, you may be wondering if the lean drink is legal. Shockingly enough, it’s not only legal but easily accessible to buy online. If someone is looking to buy lean online or in person, they must be at least 18 years of age or older. The issue with this drink is that it’s incredibly easy for teenagers to make right at home.
You can usually find lean with bright purple and pink packaging. This can be used to attract a younger customer base. You can buy lean and drink form, pure syrup, disposable vape pens as well as pre-roll joints.
Legal lean syrup and products alike can be detected in your urine for up to 48 hours. When a urine test is conducted, codeine will show up if someone has been drinking lean. A blood test may also be conducted, but it should be done within 30 minutes to an hour after the last dose. A hair test can also detect codeine, but unlike urine and blood, a hair test can detect the opioid in the system for up to 90 days.
Signs Someone Is Abusing Lean
Just like any other substance, you can get addicted to lean. Many people get addicted because the coding gives off a pleasant effect. Many people experience a state of euphoria, which makes them keep coming back for more.
The more one indulges in purple drank, The more side effects they will experience. These side effects can be things like nausea, blurry vision, vertigo, memory issues, and poor motor function.
Users may also experience constipation, weight gain, urinary tract infections, as well as tooth decay. It is important to note that there is a risk of death if lean is combined with sedative drugs.
The main danger of this drink comes from the cough medicine used in the recipe. Cough syrups usually contain an opioid drug by the name of Codeine. There’s also something called promethazine lean.
This is lean that is made using cough syrups that have the antihistamine ingredient called Promethazine. This ingredient has a sedating effect, much like Benadryl, and when combined with opioids, such as Codeine can greatly impair one’s motor functions.