February 27, 2008 —
BRB, OMG, CCC, LOL, DEX, TTYL. Do you know what all of these mean to our kids? Can you guess which of these are harmless and which could be signs of a potentially dangerous substance abuse problem? Every generation has had its own lingo, but it's up to us to learn our kids' language. Knowing what our kids are talking about is essential to keeping them safe from all sorts of dangers, including cough medicine abuse. Learn the slang terms for cough medicine abuse so you can arm yourself in our fight. And check out this netlingo resource for a handy dictionary of acronyms kids are using these days online, in chat rooms, and in text messages.