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Cough Syrup Addiction In Canada

Cough syrup is a legal product used to relieve people of cough symptoms and throat irritations. It can be bought off the shelf of a drug store. There are a lot of different brands of cough syrup but they usually all have the same basic element, dextromethorphan (DXM), which is the antitussive element in most cold or cough medicine. Since they can be bought without a prescription, cough syrups have now become a recreational drug. And with that, there are more and more people who will need to get into a drug rehab for that.

One uses cough syrup by taking a very high dosage, a lot higher than recommended. It can produce some of the following symptoms:

  • Dissociation excitement
  • Altered perceptions
  • Time incomprehension

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When one has been using big amounts of cough syrup over a relatively long period of time, and then stops using it, there can be very uncomfortable symptoms, such as the following:

  • Depression
  • Difficulty in thinking
  • Memory loss

Cough syrup addiction is popular among teens and young adults. There are also people that get accidentally addicted to it by prolonged use of it due to a health problem. And because of the symptoms associated with stopping the intake, it is much easier on the person to be under the supervision of specialists in drug rehab or detox. Cough syrup addiction is serious, and it has to be dealt with.

Where can I find a Cough syrup treatment?

There are several places where you can find help for Cough syrup addiction in Canada. Drug rehabs are easy enough to find, but choosing the right type can be a bit more challenging. There are different settings such as residential, outpatient, etc. Is a detox needed? As everyone is different, the key is finding the type of drug rehab program in order to bring about a successful recovery for the addict. One of our counselors can do an assessment and give you the best option on Cough syrup programs for you or someone you love. Let us help you.

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Sylvain Fournier

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Across Canada, there are many different treatment options to choose from, private, government-funded, inpatient, and outpatient. See More