Together, we can put an end to teen over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine abuse.
You know what dextromethorphan (DXM) is, that approximately 1 in 30 teens reports abusing (OTC) cough medicine containing DXM to get high, and teens who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to abuse drugs. Now we need your help to spread the word to other parents and people in your community to raise awareness about OTC cough medicine abuse. Whether it is talking to a friend or attending an event in your community, every little bit counts.
There are a lot of things you can do to spread awareness:
Steps You Can Take Right Now
Check your shelf.
Do you know how much OTC cough medicine is in your cabinet? Take inventory regularly so you can notice if large amounts go missing when no one is sick.Learn more
Share resources with your community.
Preventing teen OTC cough medicine abuse takes a community of passionate and concerned individuals working together to tackle this serious problem.Tools to Take Action
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