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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Puerto Rico

What is cough medicine?

Cough medicine is used to treat a cough and related conditions. You can get cough medication as an over the counter drug. It can be very helpful if you have been witnessing severe coughing, which disrupts your everyday activities. If abused, it can lead to addiction.

Cough Medicine Addiction and Treatment in Puerto Rico

Drug and alcohol problems plague all the different corners of Puerto Rico, and affect people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Most addicts who are on his or her way towards the bottom will look for the most inexpensive way to get high, and one drug such as dextromethorphan, which is commonly found in over the counter cough medicines will provide that high when a large quantity is used. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website directory list what types of behavioral health service, and substance abuse treatment programs operate throughout Puerto Rico. The website does not, however; specifically list which of these services will offer treatment for cough medicine addiction.

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Are there many dangers associated with cough medicine abuse?

Yes, there are numerous dangers connected with the abuse of cough medicine, and this can include and is not limited to nausea and vomiting, physical and psychological addictions, high fevers, seizures, or a loss of consciousness, and it can also lead to paranoia or aggressive behavior. Many of these dangers can be prevented with not abusing this drug, but this is not always the case as too many young teens find ways to get these over the counter drugs and abuse them. Some adolescents will abuse these drugs with other drugs such as alcohol or marijuana, and illegal street drugs.

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

Puerto Rico Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Puerto Rico Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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