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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Rhode Island

How to do an intervention for someone addicted to Cough Medicine

For an intervention for someone addicted to cough medicine, you should first consult a specialist. Secondly, plan when to have the intervention and where. Decide what you have to say and execute the intervention.

Despite the state of Rhode Island not consisting of a very large or dense population of residents, there are still problems with drugs and alcohol that affect families all across the state. An addiction can take a form in any way, and a person can become addicted to any type of drug that will produce some type of high. This includes cough and cold medicines or over the counter drugs, such as cough medicine that contains dextromethorphan. The proper drug and alcohol rehabilitation can most certainly help treat these problems, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website directory do provide an extensive list of what services operate within the state of Rhode Island. What is not necessarily listed within this directory is which programs can help treat a cough or cold medicine addiction problem.

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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.

It has been reported that an estimated three million teens within the United States have abused over the counter drugs such as cough medicines, and the vast majority of people who end up abusing this drug are under the age of 18. Dextromethorphan, which is the drug found within cough medicine is just as dangerous as other drugs when large quantities of it are abused. When young people abuse this drug, it will begin to interfere with every aspect of his or her life, and will have a direct impact on their developing mind. The proper education and prevention programs should always be put in place to help adolescents make the right choices.

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

Rhode Island Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Rhode Island Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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