When I was in middle school, I remember there was a boy in my neighborhood (older than me) who would ingest cough syrup as a recreational drug. He mixed it with Sierra Mist. That was the only instance I've ever seen someone getting high off of "purple drank". I went to a lot of parties in high school, and I didn't see it ever again. Even in college, I don't see it. Even so, I have my younger siblings telling me that their teachers are cracking down hard on cough syrup use in their schools. Is it becoming more popular?