A reminder to talk to your teens about not abusing sizzurp

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Is your teen is acting strangely? Have you noticed changes in their friends, physical appearance, or sleeping and eating patterns? Are they apathetic or uncooperative? Do they smell like weird chemicals and candy?

It could be a million things — teens are pretty weird. Their brains are still developing, and that mixed with all the hormones means they're basically insane. But they could also be abusing "sizzurp" — the mixture of Sprite, candy, and prescription cough syrup, also known as "purple drank" and "mud." The DIY drug is the latest sensation that's sweeping the nation, and WDIV warns that it could be deadly

Watch the WDIV segment below.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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