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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Illinois

Illinois Cold Medicine Treatment and Addiction

Cough and cold medicines can be easily purchased over the counter, and others are prescribed by doctors when needed. When these drugs are abused or not taken as directed it can lead to serous health problems and illness, and addiction when large quantities are abused. Treatment for cough and cold medicine addiction can be treated at most drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, where detox and therapy can be offered for addicts and their families. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website directory do provide extensive lists of services that operate within the state, but there is not a specific directory of which programs can help treat people who are struggling with a cough or cold medicine addiction.

What are some of the effects of using alcohol and cough medicine together?

When these drugs are abused individually, they will of course cause adverse side effects, but when abused together dangerous side effects will occur. This can include severe agitation, nausea and intense vomiting, seizures, delusions and paranoia, anxiety and panic attacks, increased heart rates and a possible coma. The combination of these two drugs can also drastically increase a persons risk of overdose, and every time individual uses these drugs together they are placing his or her health at risk.

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

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Illinois Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Illinois Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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

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