“Syrup” and “Molly” on the rise

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“Syrup” and “Molly” on the rise A recent publication by the NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) indicates two new emerging commonly abused substances: “syrup” and “molly”. They indicate that drinking prescription-strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine mixed with soda was referenced frequently in rap music beginning in the late 90s and has now become increasingly popular among youth in several areas of the country. Users commonly refer to the drug as “syrup,” “purple...

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