March 31, 2008 —
There was a story in the news this past week about a young man from New York who was sentenced to jail after a fatal car accident while high on cough medicine. The young man, only 21-years-old, crossed a double yellow line while driving under the influence of extreme amounts of dextromethorphan and collided head-on with another vehicle driving in the opposite direction, killing an 87-year-old man. The story is a tragedy for all involved. Let's all do all we can to try to prevent tragedies like this in the future. For ways to talk with your kids about substance abuse, visit timetotalk.org. Also check out our tips on preventing cough medicine abuse and share them with others.