October 09, 2007 —

Reaching your child can be difficult, particularly with all the external influences out there. One way you can bring up cough medicine abuse is by talking to your kids about the appropriate use of the Internet. Most web sites about cough medicine abuse are not like Five Moms. Many sites act as an informational resource for young people who are learning about the ways to "get high" on cough medicine and descriptions of abuser's experiences while high. Talking about safe online behavior may help open the door to other topics and is a good way to approach your children about cough medicine abuse. Keep on top of how your kids are using the Internet and emphasize that you need to be aware of their online habits. It' a small step that will help in the long run.