Re: Never drank cough syrup either
Edited by board administrator July 14, 2022, 2:10 pm
That's a weird thing about cough syrup: the stuff the rappers and Johnny Jolly use in lean or purple drank is codeine/promethazine syrup, which is a prescription-only, opiate-based stuff (hi, captcha) that used to be sold over-the-counter before they switched to DXM, which had less abuse potential. DXM is kind of a weird, scatterbrained high that I've seen called "the poor man's PCP". It causes brain damage, but the bigger danger is that it's often mixed with other antihistamines, pain relievers, etc. that do not play nice at recreational doses (and taking a bottle of cough medicine with Tylenol in it will kill your liver). Really what I remember strongest was that it felt so, so weird to yawn the next day. I'd say it's not worth it but it was interesting at the time. Still, I'm glad I started smoking pot and stopped all that shit.
A kid in high school used to drink that stuff and wander around town at night tagging stuff "Robocop" (as in Robitussin). One night he came to the school campus and tagged everything there; the cops came to plead the fellow students to inform on him but there was this macho "solidarity" bullshit (no snitching) so he never got caught even though everybody, including the cops, knew he did it. Guess security cameras weren't as big a thing then. I don't know why we protected him. Kid was a pretty big loser and he's probably in jail now.