Get “Teens & DXM,” the Parents’ Guide to Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse

These days, many teens are abusing cough and cold medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM) because these medications are readily available, often in the home. If you are a parent dealing with this situation, you need the facts to keep your teen on a healthy path. However, getting a teenager to listen to the information can be very challenging.

Parents are the single most powerful influence in a teenager’s life. That’s why Rosecrance has produced a parents’ guidebook called Teens & DXM. Subtitled “Everything a Parent Needs to Know About Abuse of Cough and Cold Medicine,” this guide provides the latest information parents need, including signs and symptoms, effects, and health risks.

The guidebook was developed using both expert sources and with the help of teenagers in treatment at Rosecrance. It focuses on the actual experience of teenagers and provides thoughtful, effective strategies parents can use when they believe their teen may have a problem.

The guide also provides tips for parents as well as other valuable information, including web sites parents can use to explore the topic in depth.

Research confirms the common sense idea that when parents talk to their children about substance abuse, those children are much less likely to become users. If you’re thinking about starting those conversations with your child, Teens & DXM is a great place to start. You can download the free guide by clicking here.

For more information about substance use and abuse, contact the highly-trained counselors at Rosecrance. Call (866) 330-8729.