Over the Counter Drugs that are Often Abused

Cough medicines with dextromethorphan, for example:

  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough
  • Dimetapp DM
  • Robitussin DM
  • Sudafed
  • Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil
  • and many more.
Prescribing Drugs

It is very sad that young people may consider these drugs safer to abuse than street drugs because they are prescribed by doctors. The fact is that some of them can be just as dangerous to abuse as a street drug. Young people will not know the health risks of using these drugs unless they are told by the parents or others who are helping them grow up.

Some of these drugs have the capability to cause permanent harm to a person’s health, or even cause their death. Keep reading to learn more.

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