Drinking to Get High: The Latest Party Drug Among Teens

Are you aware of the dangers your medicine cabinet holds for your children and teens? Between prescription medicine and over the counter drugs, there can be a deadly combination of drugs easily within their reach. The newest trend among young people is a drink that gets them high called ‘sizzurp.’

‘Sizzurp’ is a combination of soda, candy and prescription cough syrup that contains codeine. Doctors are warning parents that this new drug cocktail can be deadly. Not only can these items be easily accessible to young people, celebrities are glorifying the concoction in the entertainment world.


The drug is extremely addictive. The sweetness of the candy and soda mixed with the drug can cause consumers of the drink to not know just how much they’ve had throughout the day. A study by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports that one in 10 teens admits to using cough syrup or cold medicine to get high.

A popular party drink, sizzurp, appears harmless with its bright colors and sweet taste, but looks are deceiving. Parents and guardians, discuss the dangers of sizzurp and other drugs with your children and keep your prescription medications hidden or under lock and key.