DXM, or dextromethorphan, is one of the most common over-the-counter medications around, and you can find it in brand-name products like Robitussin, Dimetapp, Delsym and Theraflu, just to name a few of the cough syrups that rely on it as their primary ingredient. DXM has also been around for decades, seeing its first use in the 1950s to treat cough symptoms along with other cold and flu medications.
A drug this accessible is bound to be abused, and DXM and cough syrup addiction plagues many individuals. Users seek to obtain a high consisting of intoxication, euphoria and sedation, often with feelings of detachment and dissociation from one’s body. Despite being sold over the counter, DXM abuse can pose life-threatening risks which increase when mixed with other drugs (which is common) such as alcohol, stimulants or opioids.
The appeal of the drug for temporary relief from stress or trauma quickly gives way to dependency, long-term abuse and addiction which brings a host of additional medical problems including the risk of death. A professionally-guided Tacoma WA drug rehab center presents the only hope users and addicts have of stopping DXM abuse and regaining their sobriety.