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Kids concocting deadly drink under parents' noses

Holland said the concoction can be deadly and addicting. She suggest parents talk to their kids about Dirty Sprite before it becomes a problem. (Source: MGN Online) Holland said the concoction can be deadly and addicting. She suggest parents talk to their kids about Dirty Sprite before it becomes a problem. (Source: MGN Online)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Parents should to know about a new drug on the streets that your teens may be making themselves.

The ingredients are simple: candy, soda, and prescription medicines. Combined together they make something called, Dirty Sprite. 

Deeanna Hale Holland, Prevention Director at Coastal Horizons, said old pills taken for a headache or back pain are being taking again, but this time it's by someone else around your house. 

"About one third of the kids we screened have already tried Dirty Sprite or lean," Holland said.
 
Holland said the concoction can be deadly and addicting. She suggest parents talk to their kids about Dirty Sprite before it becomes a problem.

"Ask them about their friends and what they've heard. Make sure that you restate your family's values on alcohol and other drugs," Holland charged.

Locking up or throwing out old prescription medications are the best practices to make sure your children don't have access to drugs they shouldn't be taking.

You can get rid of your expired or unwanted prescription pills at a free medication disposal event Saturday at the medical mall in Wilmington from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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