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Teens experimenting with deadly drug cocktail

 (CNN) -- There's a new warning for parents about a drug cocktail growing in popularity among teens.

It's called a "Dirty Sprite" or "Lean."

The concoction includes prescription medications and can be addictive and deadly.

Behavioral specialists in North Carolina say about a third of kids screened have already tried the possibly poisonous mix.

One health worker had this advice for parents:

"Ask them about their friends and what they've heard. Make sure that you restate your family's values on alcohol and other drugs," said Deeanna Hale-Halland, Prevention Director at Coastal Horizons.

Adults are encouraged to lock-up or dispose old prescription medications to prevent kids from accessing them.

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