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Rap Star’s Hospitalization Spotlights the Dangerous Popularity of “Purple Drank,” advises Passages Malibu
Date:4/2/2013

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013

Rap superstar Lil Wayne, also known as Weezy, was reportedly recovering in Cedar's Sinai after experiencing multiple seizures, according to a recent report in the LA Times, following an unsuccessful attempt to quit drinking the popular Southern concoction known widely as “Purple Drank.” A combination of soda, Jolly Ranchers, and prescription cough medicine (codeine and promethazine), the name of the mix may sound relatively harmless but, considering the prescription-strength narcotics, is actually unsafe.

Lil Wayne publicly stated his eagerness to quit the substance — which is known by a variety of names including Texas tea, Lean, Syrup, and Sizzurp — as early as 2008. Primarily a southern phenomenon, Purple Drank originated in Houston, Texas in the early 1990s. The sedative effects of the codeine in the substance (an opiate) are intensified by the promethazine (an antihistamine).

Rap acts like Three 6 Mafia, a notable group from the south, mentioned “syrup” in their music as early as the year 2000. The substance remained largely a cultural element of southern rap subculture, but with the hospitalization of Lil Wayne, there is little question that Purple Drank will start to get more attention.

Another prominent southern artist 2 Chainz, spoke to Vibe magazine in 2011 about the substance and his battle with it. “I think people should be very careful, because it’s addictive and can be fatal.”

The year that Three 6 Mafia released the song ”Sippin on Some Syrup,” DJ Screw, a prominent underground artist from Texas, died of a lethal combination of codeine and alcohol.

“Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in many parts of this country,” says Pax Prentiss, CEO of the world-renowned Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, “We want people to know that whoever needs assistance quitting their addiction, can find the effective tools to support them at our Malibu and Ventura treatment centers. Both facilities specialize in helping people with prescription drug addiction and other illegal substances. We offer excellent care to everyone who comes through our doors.”

At Passages Malibu - Addiction Ends Here™

About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:
Father and son team Chris and Pax Prentiss founded Passages Malibu in 2001. Its second location, Passages Ventura, first opened its doors in 2009. The two alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12 step/AA model of addiction treatment by utilizing a holistic program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than attributing addiction to an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and each have earned the coveted Joint Commission (JCAHO) accreditation, which has only been given to 6% of the nation’s behavioral health treatment programs.

Passages Malibu was named the #1 treatment center in the world by Healthcare Global and one of the "Most Luxurious Places to Dry Out" by Forbes magazine. The co-founders are also authors of an acclaimed series of addiction treatment books, including their groundbreaking, flagship title, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure.

For general inquiries about treatment, contact: 866-233-1753.
For media inquiries, contact:
press(at)passagesmalibu(dot)com

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