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The base for this dangerous concoction is the cough syrup and, more specifically, the active ingredient codeine. In addition to the difference in the active ingredient, parents should be aware that cough medicines that contain DXM are available over-the-counter OTC. As a result, these medicines might be easier for teenagers to obtain. Teens may also mistakenly believe that because DXM is more easily accessible, it must be a harmless and easy way to get high.
While the abuse of both codeine and DXM might result in nausea and vomiting, the abuse of DXM produces some slightly different side effects as well. Additional side effects of DXM abuse include blurred vision, confusion, slurred speech, rapid heartbeat, numbness, drowsiness, disorientation and impaired physical condition.
Ultimately, regardless of the substance, parental awareness is the first step to stopping medicine abuse. In fact, teens who learn about the dangers of substance abuse from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to abuse drugs.
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Teens and Cough Medicine Abuse