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Cough Syrup Abuse

answered 04:01 PM EST, Tue November 12, 2013
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anonymous anonymous
I am taking dxm a lot. Everyday to second plateau or higher and I have been doing this for about 10 months. I am addicted. Now I feel like I have to urinate like 50 times a day and when I go hardly anything comes out. I am scared but I still cant stop.

Anna Deeds Says...

Anna Deeds A. Deeds
MSED, NCC, LPC

Thank you for your question. You have been abusing cough syrup (DXM) for over ten months on a daily basis and you are having serious physical problems as a result. You need immediate medical attention. That much cough syrup could be causing permanent damage to your organs. You said that you cannot stop. Once addiction has progressed to the point that you are unable to stop even when you want to, the only choice you have is to reach out for help. I hope you will call the number on this website to find a rehab that is able to help you. I recommend continuing treatment after rehab in a halfway house or a three quarter house. The more treatment you get, the more you will learn how to live life without the use of substances. I wish you luck and I hope you reach out for help.

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