Four percent of teens in the
United States say they have abused over-the-counter (OTC) cough
medicine containing the common cough suppressant ingredient
dextromethorphan (DXM) to get high. While millions of Americans
every year safely rely on OTC cough medicines containing DXM to
relive their cough symptoms, abusers ingest excessive amounts of
DXM to get high - sometimes 25 times or more the recommended
dose of these medicines. This means some teens ingest multiple
packages of pills or bottles of liquid OTC cough medicines. Slang
terms for DXM abuse include "triple c's," "robotripping,"
"skittling," and "dexing."
When abused, DXM can cause side effects including nausea and vomiting, rapid heartbeat, confusion, dizziness, and impaired physical coordination. It is also sometimes abused with alcohol and other drugs, which increases the risks for serious side effects.
Many teens say they abuse this medicine because it is easy to get - they can take it from ...
Typically, the people who seek help for their teens are those who care about them enough to take proactive steps toward their health and well-being. Just by visiting this website, you are to be commended on making that first step.
We understand that most teens and their family members feel scared, frustrated, overwhelmed, angry, and helpless. Addiction affects the entire family - anyone who loves and cares about the addict. Rehab for Teens is a resource for finding help to guide you through this state of confusion and help in the transition to a healthier, more meaningful connection with your family member or loved one.
The year 2013 marks a place in history where teenagers have more access to the digital world than ever before. With the explosion of social media, teenagers find themselves in the midst of making moral and ethical decisions just by pressing SEND.
Unfortunately, with this type of accessibility, teenagers are more often than not confronted with tougher than ever pressure from their peers to become involved in high risk behaviors. Behaviors which include high risks of using and even selling or distributing drugs and alcohol have become a widespread concern.
Today’s teens are at a great risk for substance use/ abuse due to peer pressure, media, and accessibility. According to the 2009 Prevention Needs Assessment Student Survey, almost 16 percent of young people admitted to taking a drug within the last 30 days. That is only the ones who admitted to it on the survey. The actual percent is certainly higher.
If you are considering rehab for your teen, there are some hard realities that you as a parent will most likely face. A plan of care will not work if your teen is not on board to receive the help that is being offered. This is one of the hardest truths about rehabilitation. Rehabilitation means to restore. Your teen must really want help if he intends to lead a sober lifestyle.
Finding the right treatment program involves careful consideration of many factors, including setting, length of care, philosophical approach, and the ability to meet the patient's unique needs. This site provides a treatment facility locator to help you find the right alternatives for your teen. While we do not endorse any of the sites promoted here, it is our intent to be a nationwide community resource.
Good luck in your search for help for your teen.
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