Editorial Staff in Drug Information
April 25, 2024

Codeine: Addictive and Potentially Dangerous

What began as a seemingly innocent cough medicine is now increasingly known for its mind-altering and addictive properties. People should understand what codeine is, and they should also know that the Food and Drug Administration changed how it monitors codeine. Codeine is addictive, evidenced by the people who’ve become hooked on it.


Karen Hadley in Signs of drug use
March 9, 2017

Teens Misuse Cough Medicines ’Lean and DXM Without Knowing They’re Deadly and Addictive

Walk into any average-sized middle school or high school classroom in America. You’ll probably be looking at about 25 teenagers. One of those young people has probably already misused cough medicine to get high without realizing the dangers.