#PODCAST LEAN – A mixture of codeine and fizzy drinks sweeps through Johannesburg, especially among youths

By Newsbreak Producer Shanell Daniel – The Norwood Community Policing Forum, in Region E of the City of Johannesburg, has increased efforts in trying to curb the growing trend of “lean” – a mixture of fizzy drinks and codeine, found in cough mixtures. #LeanOnMe is a campaign aimed at sensitising communities about lean – and the effects of codeine abuse amongst youth. Member of the steering committee for the campaign, Mongi Maphipha, says the drug has crippled the community and that it is time to save youth from drug addiction…

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