Monday, February 23, 2009

What is triple C?

Triple C, or Cordies depending on what part of the country you are from is a slang term for the over-the-counter medication Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold and it is the most recent drug that teenagers are using to get high. They are available as red tablets containing 30 milligrams of dextromethorphan. It is likely that individuals abuse similar products, which may include Coricidin HBP Chest Congestion & Cough (available as softgels containing 10 milligrams of dextromethorphan) and Coricidin HBP Maximum Strength Flu (available as tablets containing 15 milligrams of dextromethorphan).

Recently a family came to us with their 15 year old daughter that had just experienced the effects of Triple C. The family reported that their daughter has never taken drugs before. It is amazing to see that what prompted her to start using these drugs were pure pressure to fit in a new school. She was told specifically by a friend, to fit in use triple C. Little did she knew triple C only helped her to fit in the emergency room. It took a whole day at the emergency room and 3 days at home for her to become normal again. She had the shakes, clinched teeth, dilated pupils, aching muscles and double vision. She did not remember even going to the emergency room. She vaguely recalls been sexually abused by the same friend who introduced her to triple C. She reports that she spent maybe hours in straight silence, going out of her mind thinking about things such as life, death, future, time travel, just things she could never imagine in a normal state.

Her parents later learned that this was the rave in her new school. It is sad to think teens feel like taking these drugs as an answer to their social problems. So parents you should be watching out if your child is spending too much time in his/her room, does not want to eat anything and it is loosing a lot of wait. Next, if they start taking to many trips CVS or Walgreens, check out what they are buying, and look around the garbage and in random spots they would try to hide things.

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