OUR NAME IS CHANGED

We have changed our name from the NEW TRADITION COALITION to DRAW THE LINE LAWRENCE so it better fits our purpose and mission. We call on all community members to come together and DRAW THE LINE on underage drinking and drug use for a healthier and safer place to live.

Monday, January 5, 2009

THE NEW DRUG EPIDEMIC STARTS IN THE MEDICINE CABINET




One afternoon a year and a half ago, 18-year-old Christine Weiss locked herself in the bathroom of an Orlando drugstore with a package of Coricidin® HBP Cough & Cold. Ripping it open, she popped a handful of little red pills in her mouth and washed them down with tap water. Then, fighting the urge to vomit--a side effect of taking about 12 times the recommended dose--Christine waited for the hallucinogenic effect of the huge amount of dextromethorphan (DXM), a narcotic derivative that's in more than 80 over-the-counter cough medications, to kick in.
It's happening in Lawrence, Kansas too. Open this link for more:
http://www.freevibe.com/Drug_Facts/prescription_OTC_full_article.asp

2 comments:

Maggie said...

This article contains very pertinent information in regards to the often unrecognized issue of teens abusing medicines.

Anonymous said...

Great article and good information for parents.