DXM (Cough Suppressant) Drug Testing
“Undercover” drugs are like prescription medications except they are even easier to get since you don’t need a doctor. Some people, especially adolescents, are now using and abusing over-the-counter drugs like illegal drugs.
The 2016 Monitoring the Future survey showed:
- Cough and cold medicines used to get high (which generally contain dextromethorphan) rose significantly among 8th graders but not among the upper levels [12th grade].
- For these adolescents (and a few adults, too), they use regular cough and cold medicines as a way to get high. Although these medicines have a little bit of alcohol in them, it is really the dextromethorphan (DXM) that’s causing the desired effects.
- When users take way more than the recommended dose (up to 10-50 times more), they could experience the same effects as traditional illegal drugs.
Test Smartly Labs provides a DXM drug test which can allow you to reveal if someone is abusing cold and cough medications. Get in touch with Test Smartly Labs today.