Cough Syrup

By Victoria Reinbold

So What Exactly is Cough Syrup?

Cough Syrup is an over the counter drug in liquid form taken to relieve throat pain and suppress or expectorate a cough. It's main ingredient is dextromethorphan or DXM which people abuse to receive a high.

How to Take it?

Simply swallow immense amounts for a cheap, easy high

Slang Terms

  • DXM
  • Dex
  • Orange Crush
  • Robo
  • Velvet Syrup
  • Tussin
  • Syrup Head
  • Skittles
  • Rojo
  • Poor Mans PCP

Short Term Effects

  • Lethargy
  • Relaxed Muscles
  • Euphoric High
  • Lowered Inhibition
  • Dissociation
  • Compromised motor coordination

Long Term Effects

  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Psychotic Episode
  • Memory Impairment

Signs of Abuse

  • Empty bottles of Cough Syrup in trash can
  • Use of particular slang words
  • pro-drug websites visited
  • changes in friends, physical appearance, and patterns
  • Declining Grades
  • Loss of interest
  • Hostile/uncooperative
  • unusual chemical smells emitting from the person

Psychological Addiction