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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Alabama

Cough Medicine Addiction in Alabama

It is not uncommon that some of the ingredients that are in some of the cough or cold medicines sold over the counter may contain psychoactive Definition of the word psychoactive ingredients when used in higher dosages. When the drug is abused regularly, a user can feel these effects, and some of these over the counter drugs may also contain expectorants and antihistamines, which are also dangerous when large quantities are used. There are commonly abused cough medicines, and when large quantities are used, the person abusing them will be placing themselves in dangerous situations. Treatment resources for cough medicine addiction are not listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website.

What are some commonly abused cough and cold medicines?

Some of the frequently abused cough and cold medicines include Dextromethorphan, which is a cough suppressant and Promethazine-codeine cough syrup. DXM or Dextromethorphan is found in many different over the counter drugs. This specific drug can cause dissociative effects or even hallucinations if the person is using large quantities of it. Promethazine-codeine cough syrup does contain codeine that is an opiate, and can cause after effects if large quantities of this drug is taken, although this particular drug is gotten by prescription only. An addiction to cough or cold medication or the abuse of these drugs will cause dangerous side effects, but through effective treatment, individuals can overcome this problem. Hydrocodone-based cough syrup can also be addictive, such as Hycodan,  Hycomine and Tussionex.

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Alabama Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Alabama Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list of the different Detox & Treatment Centers for cough medicine abuse in Alabama. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Residential Rehabs for cough syrup Addiction in Alabama