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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Florida

Can a drug test detect cough medicine?

Cough medicines are used to treat heavy coughing. It suppresses a cough and relieves you of your pain. It can be detected in drugs tests such as blood tests, urine tests, and saliva tests. The time of detection varies with the quantity of dose taken.

Cough Medicine Addiction and Treatment in Florida

The state of Florida has seen its fair share of different drugs becoming major issues within its inner cities and communities, and to this day the opiate problem has always been a drug issue that many families face. Other substances and drugs become problems for families and individuals, and this does include over the counter medication such as cough and cold medicines. Cough and cold medicines can be purchased over the counter or given as a prescription, but when these drugs are abused and taken in excess, it will cause serious illness or even death. The drug rehabilitation resources that are listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website does not necessarily include what programs can provide treatment for cough and cold medicine addiction or abuse problems.

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What demographic is abusing cough and cold medicines?

It is very common for persons between the ages of 12 and 25 to make up a large percentage of emergency-room visits for the abuse of cough and cold medicines. It is estimated that over three million Americans are abusing these types of drugs, which contain Dextromethorphan and Codeine, and suffer from the adverse side effects from ingesting large quantities of the drug. Unfortunately, the demographics that abuse these drugs tend to mix them with other drugs such as alcohol and marijuana, and when doing this, they are increasing his or her risk for serious illness or even death in rare cases.

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

Florida Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Florida Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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