Acquire Lean

To create lean you will need several items, namely:

  • Styrofoam cups
  • Jolly Ranchers Hard Candy
  • Smite Soda
  • Promethasim w/ Codeine

There are several ways to acquire these items, read up on this to get the full rundown on all of them.

From Buy Mode

You can acquire the Hard Candy and Smite Soda bottle straight from Buy Mode. Search for “Jolly Rancher” or “Smite” to find them.

From Computer

The Hard Candy and Smite Soda bottle can also be purchased from any computer on your home lot, along with the empty Styrofoam Cups.

Click on the computer, go to the Drugs menu and select “Convenience Store”.

The items will arrive in your Sims mailbox the following workday.

From Dealer

To get access to the Promethasim VC bottle containing codeine, simply click on your CAS assigned dealer and buy it from them.

From the Dark Web

You can also buy the Promethasim VC directly from the Dark Web on your Sims computer or tablet. This requires you to be at least level three in either of the Dealing Skills. You can read more about how the dealing skills work here.

From Doctors Appointment

If your Sim happens to have the Llama Flu, you can book a Doctors Appointment by clicking on the Dealing tab on your Sim’s phone. They will come back from the appointment with a bottle of Promethasim VC.

Drinking Lean

Mix it Up

To mix up that purple drank, make sure your Sim has all the required ingredients in their inventory, namely:

  • Jolly Ranchers Hard Candy
  • Smite Soda Bottle
  • Promethasim VC Bottle

Place an empty Styrofoam Cup on a table or surface, click on it and select “Pour Lean”. This will use up all of the ingredients and not only fill up that cup, but also create 4 additional filled cups in your Sims inventory.

Drink it Up

Simply click on the filled cup and drink it as you would with any other drink of anything in the game.


Lean will give your Sim a dazed buff. If your Sim drinks more lean the effect will be stronger, and last longer.

In addition to the altered mood, there is also a decrease in energy, and altered needs decay, as well as additional occasional buffs and debuffs, whims related to the drug and altered walk styles.

Sharing Lean

Placing filled cups of lean around should be enough for other Sims to autonomously drink it.

Side Effects

Overindulging is never a good thing. I am sure your Sim will drink that purple drank like a responsible adult, but if that is not the case, here are some of the side effects that might occur.


The onset of the drug might trigger nausea and the urge to vomit. For Sims who have a high tolerance to the drug this effect might go unnoticed.


Sims who keeps on drinking a boatload of lean will eventually get an “Addicted to Codeine” buff. This buff lasts for 5 days and is refreshed every time your Sim drinks more of that purple. If your Sim is not under the influence while the buff is active, he or she might get a lot of negative debuffs until he or she drinks more lean.


Your Sim can purchase high or low tolerance traits with relation to the drug in the reward store for aspiration points. Sims with a high tolerance trait to the drug will need more units to get high, Sims with a low tolerance trait will need less units to get high.

Note: If your Sim has a low tolerance to the drug and gets addicted, the low tolerance trait will be removed and replaced with a high tolerance trait. Once your Sim is clean and sober the high tolerance trait will be removed.


If your Sim drinks to much lean in the same sitting he or she might experience a non-fatal or fatal OD. Fatal OD’s are much less common than non-fatal ones. If your Sim has a non-fatal OD, the energy levels will plummet and he or she will eventually pass out. If your Sim experience a fatal OD, however… Well… Game over.