Sippin’ on Sizzurp

Originating in Houston, Texas in the 1960s and then spreading through the United States after glamorized by rap artists, Sizzurp is a mixture of prescription cough medicine containing codeine (the active ingredient), sprite, and often jolly ranchers. The cough syrup (and jolly ranchers) give it the purple color, which is why it is often referred […]

#REALRCJCchallenge – Recovery Month 2014

For 25 years, hundreds of thousands of Americans have celebrated their sobriety and brought awareness to addiction during September’s celebration of Recovery Month. Spearheaded by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Recovery Month ‘promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. ‘ Many organizations across the […]