Cough Syrup, or “Sizzurp” Abuse by US High School Students

in Substance Abuse

In a survey of 12th graders in the United States, 5.5 percent of the respondents stated that they have gotten high off cough syrup.

Sizzurp is the term used when mixing prescription strength cough syrup with flavored beverages of candy such as Jolly Ranchers.

(Latest prescription drug abuse statistics.)

Source:  Melissa Leon, “Lil Wayne Hospitalization: What the Hell Is Sizzurp?,” Daily Beast, March 17, 2013.

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