Lean - Hip-Hop and Drug-Addicted

Lean - Hip-Hop and Drug-Addicted
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Lean, also known as purple drank, purp, sizzurp, syrup, or oil, is a drink that contains promethazine and codeine. It is made by mixing prescription cold and cough syrup. It tastes like a strong cough syrup if you haven't tried it before.


Codeine is an opioid pain reliever often mixed with alcohol or other drugs. This can lead to severe side effects and an increased risk of an overdose. It can also lead to addiction, characterized by powerful cravings and loss of control. People who become addicted cannot stop using the drug and are forced to take it to feel good. It is also dangerous to mix lean with alcohol or benzodiazepines.

Cough syrup

Lean cough syrup contains codeine and promethazine, both narcotics. Codeine is a narcotic and an antihistamine, and promethazine is an opiate. Together, they act as a cough suppressant and a cough reliever. Combining these two chemicals can be dangerous, especially when taken excessively.

Hard candy

Lean hard candy is a recreational drug that has become popular among hip-hop and drug-addicted consumers. It is made from a combination of codeine and cough syrup and is purple. The drink originated in Houston, Texas, and is popular in the hip-hop culture. Some people add other candy, such as Jolly Ranchers, to make it more potent. Others use over-the-counter cough syrup with dextromethorphan instead of codeine.


Although many people may think lean soda is harmless, it is dangerous and can cause addiction. It is central nervous system-depressing effects make it highly addictive. Additionally, lean can interact with psychiatric medications and herbal supplements, increasing the risk of overdose. Overdoses can damage the brain and organs and even cause death.

Bow Wow

Rapper Lean Bow Wow opened up on Twitter about his drug addiction. The rapper said he became addicted to lean, a mixture of codeine-based cough syrup and soda while recording an album with Omarion. Bow Wow also revealed that he had extreme withdrawal symptoms from the drug. He also said he missed out on shows during his UCP tour because of his addiction.

Addiction to lean

An addiction to lean is a severe condition that often requires treatment to stop using the drug. The main ingredient of lean is codeine, an opioid with a high degree of addiction and dependency. A medical professional can help a person overcome their addiction by providing counseling, therapy, and other types of support. Treatment can last weeks or months, depending on the extent of the condition.