5% of teens, young adults have abused cough meds
A new report has found that 5% of people ages 12 to 25 -- about 3.1 million young people -- have abused cough syrups and cold pills to hallucinate or get high. Whites reported taking cough and cold medications to get high at a rate three times higher than blacks, the research showed.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2007). Preventing teen cough medicine abuse. Washington, DC: Author.