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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in Washington

Washington Cough Medicine Addiction and Rehab

Within the state of Washington drug and alcohol addiction are a problem many people face within the large cities and small communities throughout the state. Illicit and illegal street drugs have always been a problem, and for some individuals, this includes over the counter drugs such as cough and cold medicine. Most cough medicine can be purchased over the counter, and contain a drug called dextromethorphan, which can be treated at most drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website are an online directory of resources, but it may not necessarily indicate what programs and services within the state can treat a cough or cold medicine addiction.

Is cough medicine a safer drug to abuse?

No drug when abused and used in excess is a safe drug to use, and cough and cold medicines fall within this category. Unfortunately, many teens believe that DXM or dextromethorphan is a safe drug to abuse, and this could not be further from the truth. When abused in large quantities, this particular drug will deliver strong psychedelic and hallucinogenic effects, and when it is mixed with other drugs, the user can experience serious illness or even death. Cough medicine is not a safe drug to use in excess and must always be taken as directed or how it is labeled on the bottle.

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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.

Washington Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Washington Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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