Narconon Amplifies Parents’ Ability to Fight Cough Medicine Abuse with New Report

February 12, 2014

The latest feature to be added to the Narconon International website enables parents to explain the dangers of cough medicine abuse with authority.

(PRWEB) February 12, 2014

Parents around the world work hard to prevent drug abuse by their children but may be baffled by the number of different drugs their children are exposed to. Certainly, parents know about marijuana, alcohol and pills. But are they as familiar with the dangers of abusing inhalants, the new synthetics or cough medicine? To help parents understand the range of drugs their children might abuse, Narconon has prepared a comprehensive educational resource on the dangers of cough medicine abuse.

This complete report on cough medicine focuses on dextromethorphan, the primary intoxicating ingredient in over-the-counter cough medicine. The report, available at http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/cough-medicine/, includes answers to questions like these:

  •     How dangerous is abuse of dextromethorphan?
  •     What are the most common signs of abuse?
  •     How physically harmful is dextromethorphan?
  •     Is dextromethorphan addictive?
  •     What brands of cough medicine contain this drug?
  •     How can a parent explain the dangers to his children?

"We have worked hard to make this information easy for any parent to understand," explained Bobby Wiggins, drug prevention specialist at Narconon International. Narconon is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of addiction through rehabilitation and prevention. "Very often, parents limit their discussions of drugs to just a few substances. Children will then be unaware of the problems that can be caused by abusing other drugs. If a parent just reads this compilation of facts and explains the dangers to their children a little at a time, his children will be much more able to say no when drugs are offered."

Wiggins noted that this newest addition to the Narconon International website joins other reports on stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine, inhalants, hallucinogens and marijuana.

'We are on a campaign to help parents learn about the drugs their children may be exposed to," said Wiggins. "When they know about the drugs and can explain the problems to their children in detail, their messages will have more authority. They may even find their children explaining the dangers to their peers. We hope that parents will read this report and share it with their friends and family."

Since 1966, Narconon has been helping the addicted build lasting sober lives and preventing drug abuse through education. For more information on Narconon, call 1-800-775-8750.

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