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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Arkansas

Arkansas Cough Medicine Abuse and Treatment

Cough and cold medicine abuse is a very real and severe problem that affects many people and families, and these drugs can either be purchased over the counter or gotten through prescription. Cough medicines have different drugs within them, that when abused long-term the individual using them will see adverse side effects and become addicted to them. Cough and cold medicine addiction and abuse can be treated within any type of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Most outpatient and inpatient programs will treat this addiction just like any other type of addiction, although the detox may be different depending on the amount of the drug the person is addicted to. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website offer extensive information and specific directories, but there is not a specific directory of which drug rehabilitation program can treat cold or cough medicine addiction.

Are there many health effects from abusing cough or cold medicine?

Abusing cough and cold medicines will cause impaired motor functions, nausea, vomiting, blood pressure problems, increased heart rate, extreme agitation, increased body temperature, and an excessive build-up of bodily fluids. On some occasions, although very rare a person can experience brain damage with prolonged use and abuse of these drugs. Like most drugs, the over abuse and use of these drugs will also cause depression and problems with the central nervous system Definition of the word central nervous system, which will lead to other serious and deadly problems.

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

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Arkansas Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Arkansas Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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