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Monitoring the Future 2019: Study Shows Shifts in Teen Substance Abuse

The annual Monitoring the Future survey measures teenage drug and alcohol use — as well as teens’ sentiments about those substances — nationwide. The survey is funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and conducted by the University of Michigan. Results from the 2020 survey show that the percentage of teens abusing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine increased to 3.7%, compared to 2.8% in 2019.
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Monitoring the Future 2020: Study Shows Shifts in Teen Substance Abuse, Continued

The percentage of teens who abuse over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine has increased slightly since last year, most notably among eighth graders. See the results of the The National Institute on Drug Abuse – NIDA 2020 Monitoring the Future study.

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Safeguard Your Medicine and Know What’s in Your Cabinet

Access a list of popular brand-name over-the-counter (OTC) cough, cold and flu medicines that contain the active ingredient dextromethorphan (DXM), which is the most widely used cough suppressant ingredient in the United States.

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Over-the-Counter Cough Medicine Abuse: Working Together to Protect Teens

Use this presentation to educate parents, caregivers and others in your community about the dangers of teens abusing over-the-counter cough medicine products containing dextromethorphan (DXM). The presentation includes helpful information about DXM drug use trends and steps people can take to prevent this behavior.

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