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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Alaska

Alaska Cough Medicine Addiction and Treatment

Throughout the state of Alaska are many different drug and alcohol treatment centers, and most of these facilities will help people who are abusing or addicted to cough or cold medications. The drug treatment resources that are listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website do not include a specific program option for cough medicine addiction; however, most drug rehab programs will provide the necessary detox and treatment for this particular addiction. Cough medicine can be abused from over the counter drugs and prescription drugs, and when used in large quantities, the user will put him or her in a dangerous situation.

How are cough medicines typically abused?

Because there are many distinctive brands of cough and cold medicines, they can be taken as a capsule, tablet, or as a syrup, and are taken orally. The drugs are mixed with different flavors in some situations, and user will mix them with other drugs such as alcohol and or marijuana. Over the counter, cough medicines can be easily purchased, where as prescription cough medicines will require a doctor. The extra strength brands are typically abused by young people, and they will commonly experiment with different brands to find the right amounts to take in order to achieve the desired effects.

Hydrocodone-based cough syrup can also be addictive, such as Hycodan,  Hycomine and Tussionex.

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Alaska Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Alaska Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list of the different Detox & Treatment Centers for cough medicine abuse in Alaska. 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 Alaska