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11 October 2019

Dangerous cough syrup ‘cocktails’: It’s like making your own alcohol at home, say teenagers

Cough syrup contains addictive substances like codeine and alcohol, and if used in sufficient quantities, provides a euphoric feeling.

It’s not only booze and cigarettes our teenagers use to get high and take the edge off: South African teens are increasingly using “Lean” – a potent cocktail of over-the-counter cough syrup and soda/fruit juice.

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