Area teens abusing cough medicine

Area teens abusing cough medicine

There are 36 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Oct 26, 2007, titled Area teens abusing cough medicine. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

“Kids discover stuff, talk to their friends, go on the Internet, and the next thing you know they're chugging cough syrup or taking tablets”

Some Kanawha County teenagers are abusing over-the-counter cough suppressants that can cause hallucinations, say school officials, parents and police. via Charleston Gazette

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Anonymous

Eugene, OR

#1 Nov 13, 2007
How many people die per year from abusing cough meds?
WVa

Willis, TX

#2 Nov 13, 2007
For years hard core addicts loved to "go to doctor for conjestion problems and get cough syrup with codine in it - now that was a popular one. I know that I take nerve medicine and can't mix it with decongestants and cough syrups, etc. so there has to be some type of drug in the medicine that interacts. I've even heard of folks who would "open up extra strength tylonel - mash it up in a cup and get a straw and snort away. I knew of guy who tried to commit suicide by overdosing on tylenol and had to have his stomache pumped - he almost did die from it.

Well I know kids used to "huff exhaust pipes of cars when running or even sniffed pure gasoline". And drunks drank after shave that had alcohol in it !! I think they were shutting bathroom doors at home and spraying deodarant and sniffing it too. There was something called "locker room" that you could snort and get high about a minute - but it was cheap and you could just keep doing it as long as you wanted.

No matter what ya do - there is a product out there that can be abused !!!
billy

Vancouver, WA

#3 Nov 19, 2007
Anonymous wrote:
How many people die per year from abusing cough meds?
Very few, taken intelligently. To overdose on DXM typically requires someone drink at least 2 grams -- around 7 bottles. Most overdoses and accidents from DXM syrup come from people using medicines where Dextromorphan HBr is not the only primary ingredient. A bottle of just DXM syrup is relatively safe. When the syrup includes Guafenisin or Acetomenophin is when the risks skyrocket.
ganja wizard

United States

#4 Dec 16, 2007
billy wrote:
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Very few, taken intelligently. To overdose on DXM typically requires someone drink at least 2 grams -- around 7 bottles. Most overdoses and accidents from DXM syrup come from people using medicines where Dextromorphan HBr is not the only primary ingredient. A bottle of just DXM syrup is relatively safe. When the syrup includes Guafenisin or Acetomenophin is when the risks skyrocket.
people die from taking advice from people like you. 2,000mg or 7 bottles of DXM HBr will kill you, the common doasge is 300mg, which is 1 6oz 177ml bottle of Vicks 44.
Get your facts straight, because not knowing doasges reallty is a life and death situation

“WAT iS TH3 WORLD COMiN TO??”

Since: Nov 07

ATLANTA -and- CHIAGO

#5 Dec 17, 2007
IF YOU MIX COUGH MEDICINE AND SODA IT TAKES LIKE LIQUOR AND ACTS LIKE LIQUOR AS IN U CAN GET DRUNK IF U DRINK IT!
moonstruck

AOL

#6 Apr 16, 2008
To Whom it may concern,
My father Anthony Vieiro was killed by a robo-tripper...I will never see or speak to him again,
Mohad Sheriquin had tremendous high levels of dexamathorphine in his system,, If it were not for the DA..Who believed in this tragic case,
DXM gives you out of body experience,hallocinations, a tremendous feeling of euphiria,etc, We need you to pass ANTHONYS LAW,
to retrict the sale to people 19. show ID
and sign it will be locked up in pharmacy,
4 out of 9 young people have robotripped.
Please let my dear fathers death save other
innocent people,It is a cheap high,,
for more information in the cause and effect we
are making pampthlets to educate the parents,,
Linda Vieiro-Minozzi,,& Gary Vieiro
broken hearted children of ANTHONY VIEIRO
DeWeY420

Altadena, CA

#7 May 10, 2008
Sorry about your father moonstruck. driving is definitly something you don't want to do on DXM. i've started a habitual dextro usage. but my tollarance has afforded me a little leaawy with driving. i sip on about 4oz of dex a day. usually start out with 30 ml (one of the measuring cups) in shot form then mix another 30 ml and sip on that in either a mountain dew (code red, or some of the new Amp energy drinksmix well with it)or anything that mixes with cherry usually works...vicks i've noticed has a distinctive menthol taste, i've yet to try mixing it with any kind of soda. about 2 or 3 hours after my first 60 ml the buzz watres off and i drink another 60 to 120 ml.i don't suggest doing it everyday like me. but i have a problem drinking alcohol. i get very aggitated and always wanna shove coke or meth in my system when i'm drunk. so to avoid this i've given up the booze and replaced it with the Dex.

lol HAPPY DEXING!:D

oh P.S. I DO NOT suggest a HARD ROBO-Trip without weed to level out some. anyone who's had a bad lsd knows the importance of pot when your trippin balls. same concept here. At least thats my opinion :D
A Dissenting Voice

Tucson, AZ

#9 May 10, 2008
Here's an idea, take cough medicine only if you have a cough and then follow the directions on the bottle. If you need to get high, just get high on life. Stay out of the emergency room getting your stomach pumped, stay out of rehab, stay out of jail.
law enforcer

Rochester, MN

#10 May 14, 2008
you guys all need jobs get a damn life and grow up dear god
unwavering

United States

#11 May 26, 2008
Dopers are pathetic losers!
straight

United States

#12 May 26, 2008
Anonymous wrote:
How many people die per year from abusing cough meds?
Not enough, apparently.
Sylvano Asmaris

Russia

#13 Sep 3, 2008
What Does Histamed - f Used For ? If Anybody Knows And Is Sure Please Send Me A Msg on : [email protected] ... Thank You :)
little_angel

Rosanna, Australia

#14 Sep 30, 2008
Histamed - f? i know that my husband is using it to treat his arthritis.. so far it hasnt done much..
brittanydanielle

Tucson, AZ

#15 Oct 10, 2008
i speak from personal experience.
once you start you cant stop. they sale this stuff at the family dollar, and rite aid.. walmart...
anything with dextromathorphan....
it is very very very addicting...and unhealthy mentally and physically. i wish i never even heard about it..
Unspoken

Washington, DC

#16 Apr 24, 2009
Oh my God all you people who are against tripping, get over yourselves, cough medicine abusers are gonna trip if they want to, and there is nothing you can do about it. I do disagree with operating a car however, and moonstruck I am sorry about your father. But.. half of you people on this site don't know how the trips feel. They are completely amazing. So, until you know what it is like, stop your bitching.
Alyssa

Los Gatos, CA

#17 May 21, 2009
Princezz_Ap wrote:
IF YOU MIX COUGH MEDICINE AND SODA IT TAKES LIKE LIQUOR AND ACTS LIKE LIQUOR AS IN U CAN GET DRUNK IF U DRINK IT!
how much of each?
boyhowdy

Ticonderoga, NY

#18 May 21, 2009
Your all a bunch of moron's.Gotta have that high,so I will do anything to get it.You sound so pathetic.I hope that all of you grow up soon.Even a child knows better than this nonsense.
Alyssa

Los Gatos, CA

#19 May 21, 2009
boyhowdy wrote:
Your all a bunch of moron's.Gotta have that high,so I will do anything to get it.You sound so pathetic.I hope that all of you grow up soon.Even a child knows better than this nonsense.
yeah doing a resarch project for heathclass im such a moron
Alyssa

Los Gatos, CA

#20 May 21, 2009
Unspoken wrote:
Oh my God all you people who are against tripping, get over yourselves, cough medicine abusers are gonna trip if they want to, and there is nothing you can do about it. I do disagree with operating a car however, and moonstruck I am sorry about your father. But.. half of you people on this site don't know how the trips feel. They are completely amazing. So, until you know what it is like, stop your bitching.
true dat they r amazing
boyhowdy

Ticonderoga, NY

#21 May 21, 2009
I wasn't talking just to you fool.Read some of the earlier posts.They are talking like this stupidness is the best thing since sliced bread.That's the one I'm calling a moron.In the future you may want to clarify that your researching a paper.It kinda sounded like you wanted to try it yourself.

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