I had a collegue, who drank the caughingsirups right from the bottle!
Took awhile to find out about this, till one night I saw him doing this. Of course he denied everything, but I knew what I saw. I felt really bad about this, he was (WAS) married to a nurse too and they have two (at that time, little) boys.
His attitude at work became worse and worse and finally, we (2 other nurses and I) reported him to the nursing director.
he went into therapy again and again and after 4 times, the hospital and we too were absolutely fed up with him.
His wife divorced him, his boys (now grown up) don't want to see him anymore and I am very sad to say, he is living on welfare.
Sometimes I see him on the street, but he doesn't know who I am any longer.
Really sad, I felt bad about this for a long time, as did my fellow nurses on that ward.
But we tried, gave him more than 1 chance (more 3 or 4) but it was impossible.
So please stay away from, even harmless looking and tasting caughingsirup, all stuff that influences your mind and in the end your body!!
Take care, Renee