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Cough Medicine Rehab Centers and Detox Programs in West Virginia

Cough and Cold Medicine Addiction and Treatment in West Virginia

Within the state of West Virginia are many different forms of drug and alcohol treatment, counseling, and behavioral health services. Drug problems can destroy lives and rip families apart, but there are suitable drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and services to help treat all types of addiction and substance abuse issues. Cough and cold medicine addiction are an issue that many young people face, and it can directly affect a person’s mental and physical health. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website is an online directory, which lists the contact information for all the available drug and alcohol treatment services and behavioral health programs within the state. What is not necessarily listed within this website is what programs can specifically help a cold or cough medicine addiction.

What are the risks of abusing DXM or cough medicine?

There are numerous risks associated with abusing certain cough and cold medicines, and they can include but are not limited to the following. Initially, when a person is using large quantities of these drugs, they can experience impaired vision, sweating, and a fever, rapid breathing, nausea, and vomiting. Other symptoms include slurred speech, impaired mental functions and judgment, memory loss, and hallucinations and even possible coma. There are hundreds of emergency room visits directly connected to the abuse of cough and cold medicine, and many of these visits are adolescents and young adults who are abusing these drugs along with other drugs.

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Bobby Newman is a certified counselor, interventionist and prevention specialist 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. He has been on the streets working with homeless drug addicts as well.

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

West Virginia Addiction Services by Type of Drug

West Virginia Addiction Services by Type of Drug

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