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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in North Dakota

North Dakota Cough and Cold Medicine Addiction Treatment

Within the state of North Dakota are various drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, programs, and mental health facilities. For families struggling with or who are directly affected by addiction and addicts battling any type of addiction, there is a method of treatment and therapy to help. One of the overlooked problems that impact thousands of families every year is a loved one abusing cough or cold medicines. What makes this problem so difficult, is it is typically teenagers and young adults abusing the drugs, as it is cheap and easy to acquire. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website directory do list what programs and services are available within the state, but there is not a specific category for which programs can treat cough medicine addiction.

Why would someone abuse cough or cold medicine?

The main reason why a person would abuse cough medicine is because it contains dextromethorphan, which can act as a type of hallucinogenic when large quantities are taken. Cold medicines are abused because most prescription cold medicines contain codeine, which is an opiate and is extremely addictive. The ways these medicines are abused include drinking the liquid or taken as a capsule, and these drugs are also commonly mixed with other drugs such as alcohol or marijuana. There are many dangers associated with abusing these drugs and mixing them with other drugs, and thousands of people end up in the emergency room because of these dangerous combinations.

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Bobby Newman is a certified counselor and interventionist who has been performing successful interventions for over 17 years. He also has educated thousands of people on the danger of drugs and alcohol addiction.

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

North Dakota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

North Dakota Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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