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Robo-Tripping with Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers

Posted on June 15, 2010 in Adolescent Drug Abuse

Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers are a brand name of the medication dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant that affects the signals in the brain that triggers the cough reflex. This medication is used to treat a cough that results from infection, but is not effective in treating a cough resulting from smoking, asthma or emphysema.Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers are found over-the-counter. On the street, its use is known as Robo-tripping or skittling.

Dextromethorphan is included in a number of different brand name medications, including Benylin, Delsym, Hold DM, Percussion CS Children, Percussion ES, Robitussin Cough Calmers, Robitussin Maximum Strength, Robitussin Pediatric Cough Suppressant, Scot-Tussin Diabetic, St. Joseph Cough Suppressant, Tussin Pediatric, Vicks 44 Cough Medicine and Vicks Formula 44.

Abuse of Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers

Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers present a high potential for abuse simply due to its ease of acquisition and low cost. The greatest concern for abuse is among teenagers and young adults. The Internet also contributes to this abuse as it has becoming increasingly home to “how to” abuse information on a number of different websites. The powered form of dextromethorphan is also marketed illegally over the Internet.

Those users who are taking Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers for recreational purposes tend to report a heightened sense of perceptual awareness, altered time perception and visual hallucinations. Abusers may also display hyper-excitability, lethargy, ataxia, slurred speech, sweating, hypertension, and/or nystagmus.

Effects of Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers

Taking Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers can induce feelings of drowsiness and relaxation, which many report is very similar to the effects marijuana can create. When taking Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers, the body will slow and feel more at ease while the brain acts at a reduced capacity. When large amounts are taken, Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers become the equivalent of a hallucinogenic drug such as LSD.

The side effects of Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers can occur as allergic reactions that include: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. More serious side effects include severe dizziness, anxiety, restless feeling, or nervousness; confusion, hallucinations; or slow, shallow breathing.

Withdrawal of Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers

Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers can act much like that of narcotic drugs or prescription medications. If an individual develops a dependence on dextromethorphan, problems arise in cessation, especially if it is abrupt. An individual who stops taking the drug can experience withdrawal symptoms.

Any and all of the following symptoms can occur in the Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers withdrawal stage:

• Restlessness
• Muscle aches
• Bone aches
• Insomnia
• Diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Cold flashes

Treatment of Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers Addiction

Dependence and an addiction can easily arise if Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers is taken too long or in too high of doses. The withdrawal process has the ability to be life-threatening if not monitored in a treatment facility. It is important that those with an addiction seek the help they need to stop taking the drug and to learn how to function normally without it.

The person should go through a detoxification process to cleanse the body of Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers and it should be done under the care of a board-certified physician and a board-certified psychiatrist. A quality treatment center will suggest comfortable detox using withdrawal medications specific to Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers abuse.

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