Teen OTC Statistics

In 2014, 4% of seniors abused non-prescribed cough medicine

Over the counter drugs (also known as OTC’s), have become an increasing problem for teens, parents and businesses, due to the growing popularity for teens trying to get high and teen drug abusers. OTC drugs commonly abused by teenagers are cold and cough medicine, and medicines designed to treat sinus pressure, cold and flu symptoms, fever, and headaches. The OTC medicines abused by teens contain dextromethorphan, also known as DXM. DXM is found in more than 100 cough and cold medicines.

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Statistics via NIDA for Teens