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Facts About Promethazine

  Promethazine is a type of phenothiazine antihistamine, and it works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain, including histamine.  Promethazine has numerous uses, such as treating allergy symptoms, preventing motion sickness, treating nausea, and vomiting or pain after surgery.  It may also be used as a sedative or sleep aid. Promethazine was first made available in the United Kingdom in 1951. What are the street names? The street names that are associated with promethazine include lean, purple sprite, sizzurp, purple drank, drank, and promo, among others.  Usually promethazine is offered in combination with codeine in the form of a cough syrup.  The cough syrup cocktail containing promethazine and codeine is mentioned by literally dozens of prolific hip-hop artists including Kanye West, Three 6 Mafia, DJ Screw, E-40, UGK,  D12, Eminem, Lil’ … Read entire article »

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Dope Sick Detox

Dope Sick Detox

  I knew my last fix would arrive shortly upon waking up from an entirely unpleasant half-sleep in the backseat of my car. It was a quick drive to my favorite coffee shop where inside there was a restroom with two trustworthy locks on the door. I have always been a committed practitioner of making sure no one would have the opportunity to catch me in the act. After shooting up most my heroin, I stepped … Read entire article »

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I’ll Trade You Two Smokes For Your Klonopin

I’ll Trade You Two Smokes For Your Klonopin

The clients paced the rehab premises in the early morning sunshine like jail inmates awaiting their verdicts. They sure looked like a glum lot, sloppily dressed in their pajamas and slippers (what I would later term “rehab uniforms”) but, having just come from an intervention served cold, I was probably the most glum of all. How did I end up here? One tour of the grounds and two lungfuls of secondhand smoke later, I met my … Read entire article »

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Locked Up But Not Loaded: Sober Inside The Lynwood Correctional Facility

Locked Up But Not Loaded: Sober Inside The Lynwood Correctional Facility

A couple of years ago, on a steady diet of booze and sedatives, waking up in my car with pee all over me and the seat, I would have laughed in disbelief at the thought that one day I would have to clean up the wreckage of my alcohol and drug abuse. I choose drugs over everything and everybody. I was reckless. The scariest part came when I unconsciously chose drugs over life itself, … Read entire article »

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