Triple C Drug Addiction
Triple C- (dextromethorphan) Also known as CCC, DXM or DEX, Candy, Skittles or Red Devils.
Also in the same category, “Syrup sipping”- CODENIE SYRUP and Sprite (trademark), or “LEAN”
These have been known to be abused by adolescents thanks to its easy access and glamorization in some music. It is also “legal” and cheap, because it is actually intended and recommended by Doctors and Pharmacists alike for people with colds or respiratory infections. Adolescents’ abuses it and musicians promote it with rhymes. It causes hallucinations and sense of disassociation when taken in high doses, when compared to PCP (phencyclidine) or ketamine.
While under the influence of these “skittles”, which can linger for up to 6 hours, abusers risk injuring themselves and others because of the drug’s effects on visual perception and cognitive processes. High doses of dextromethorphan can increased body temperature and other risks associated with these “red devils” abuse include nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, headache, numbness of fingers and toes, loss of consciousness, seizure, brain damage, and possibly death.
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