PACT Coalition of St. Johns County, FL sends out a newsletter. It always has valuable information. This week it informed parents about Sizzurp. What is it????
This was their trend for the week:
We’ve had several requests for information about cough syrup abuse recently. This is a good reminder to keep a close eye on the items in the medicine cabinet. Cough syrup is a main ingredient of Sizzurp. This is a mixed drink which consists of codeine cough syrup, a fruit flavored soda and often a Jolly Rancher. The codeine causes a feeling of euphoria which can impair driving, cause lethargy and extreme tiredness. Pop culture has embraced this trend in many songs and movies.
During this month – Partnership at DrugFree.org has also rolled out their campaign – You Are Not Alone.
Many parents are more fearful of the stigma attached to having a teen use drugs than they are concerned for the teen that is using the drugs. It is time to stop being a parent in denial -know that you are not alone, and there is help and resources to get your teenager the help they need.
Get involved today!
Drug Guide: http://www.drugfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/drug_chart_10.25.10_opt.pdf
Intervention ebook: http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/sites/default/files/intervention_guide.pdf
Time To Get Help: http://www.timetogethelp.drugfree.org
Parents Toll-Free Helpline: 1-855-DRUGFREE
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