June 04, 2007 —
The substance abuse blog, Alcohol Self-Help News moderated by Robin Foote, posted an article about the Five Moms Campaign. Alcohol Self-Help News posts news and research about recovery, alcoholism, and other addictions. Here is an excerpt from the post:
The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, has launched an educational campaign on cough medicine abuse focused on a new website, the U.S. News & World Report reported on May 11. FiveMoms.com features the blogs of five women, including a pediatric nurse practitioner, a deputy sheriff, and an accountant, whose lives have been affected by cough medicine abuse. The site includes a social networking forum for concerned parents and information on how to notice signs of cough medicine abuse in adolescents. "Itt's a preventable problem," said CHPA spokeswoman Virginia Cox. "Parents need to educate themselves and have conversations with their kids."
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