‘Purple drank’: latest drug of bad choice

Codeine and promethazine are found in cough syrup. Take a liberal amount of that syrup, add soda, maybe a Jolly Rancher candy, and the concoction becomes “purple drank,” “lean,” “sizzurp,” “oil” or “Houston drank,” yielding a mellow, almost content state of being, sometimes to the point of disassociation.