November 19, 2023

What Is in Lean?

When lean practitioners call attention to conventional seven deadly wastes, they’re typically referring to the steps that transform raw materials into a finished product. But if you look at the entire value stream, there are many wastes besides those traditional seven. This article explores how lean can be applied to the full flow of material and energy through a company, transforming not only manufacturing but also customer service and the way employees work.

What Is in Lean

Often referred to as “purple drank,” lean is a mixture of various items. Its exact composition varies, but it generally consists of cough syrup and soda or candy. People mix it to mask the unpleasant taste of codeine, a strong opiate, and promethazine, an antihistamine, in some brands of cough syrup. The combination of these drugs can have dangerous side effects, including sedation and a powerful high.

People abuse lean for the euphoric and relaxing effects it produces on the body. The drug binds with opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, creating a feeling of euphoria and pain relief. The pleasurable sensations drive individuals to continue using the substance, leading to addiction and physical dependence. When a person stops using lean, they experience the same withdrawal symptoms as other opioid users.

The misuse of this mixture has led to serious problems, including seizures and overdose. The drug can also cause breathing issues and gastrointestinal problems. People may also develop a physical dependency and suffer from intense cravings when they stop using the drug. If you think you have a problem with lean, please seek treatment immediately to prevent serious health complications.


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