Chief Keef appears to be enjoying himself in rehab. Sosa posted a photo of himself enjoying what looks to be “Lean.”
Lean is a drink concoction made of promethazene-codeine cough syrup, Sprite and Jolly Rancher candy.
A bottle of Sprite and a cup of purple liquid are seen in the IG post. Sosa wrote a smiley face in the photo’s caption.
Lean, often called “Sizzurp” or “Purple Drank” has its origins in the South after Houston producer DJ Screw popularized the beverage.
Lean, when induced, provides its user a sedated feeling. Long-term use can have deadly side effects.
DJ Screw was found dead Nov. 16, 2000 in his studio following an overdose from a combination of Lean and drugs. A toxicology report found codeine, Valium and PCP in his system.
In September, Gucci Mane revealed he was battling an addiction to Lean following an infamous Twitter rant. Gucci later professed he would be entering rehab.
Lil Wayne suffered complications from long-term lean use of the beverage. He was rushed to the hospital in March after suffering multiple seizures.
Dr. George Fallieras, an emergency room physician and hospitalist at Good Samaritan Hospital, said codeine is an “opiate” and is in the “same family of drugs as heroin and morphine,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Fallieras commented codeine addiction is the same as heroin addiction, only without the needles. This is due to the large amounts of codeine Lean drinkers induce.
He further said it is difficult to overcome Lean addiction and likened codeine withdrawal to the worst flu possible.
“One patient said to me, ‘Imagine the worst flu when you’re shivering, you’re vomiting, you can’t eat, you have diarrhea, every atom in your body hurts, you can’t sleep, you lie on the floor just shivering … and multiply that times a million,’” Fallieras told the Times. “And you know if you can just take the pill or inject yourself with heroin, that it just all goes away.”
A week ago, Chief Keef was sentenced to serve 90 days in a drug rehabilitation center after he tested positive for marijuana, a direct violation of probation.
Sosa has since entered the Promises Treatment Center’s high-cost, for-profit treatment program. Several notable celebrities have entered the drug-treatment, including Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears.
A judge initially ordered Chief Keef to undergo 90 days of drug treatment at the Haymarket Center on Chicago’s West Side.
Sosa will spend his first 30 days in the facility. He will be able to work following that phase depending on his 30-day progress report, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Chief Keef’s next court date is Dec. 12.
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