Dextromethorphan (DXM) is a safe & effective ingredient
found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines,
but approximately 1 in 27 teens reports abusing excessive amounts of DXM to get high.

THE ICON YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR

Next time you’re shopping for over-the-counter cough medicine, see if you can spot this icon.

THE STOP MEDICINE ABUSE BLOG

We come together as parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and community advocates to share tips for preventing teen OTC cough medicine abuse and other risky behaviors through advice for raising healthy teens who make smart decisions.

Together, we have the power to make a difference.

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