Drug Safety Leadership

Sine-Off’s popular Multi Symptom Relief Severe Cold Medicine is now available in a dextromethorphan-free alternative. It also helps reduce the potential for abuse of the common cough-suppressant ingredient (also called DXM) – and supports your family’s and your community’s commitment to drug safety. Look for it in the blue box.
The DXM And OTC Medication Abuse Issue

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an over-the-counter (OTC) cough suppressant commonly found in cold medications. DXM is often abused in high doses by adolescents to generate euphoria and visual and auditory hallucinations. Illicit use of DXM is referred to on the street as "Robo-tripping" or "skittling."

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The Meth Issue

Once limited to rural towns and on the West Coast of the United States, illegal methamphetamine (meth) production quickly spread across the country – with devastating results for countless families, children and neighborhoods.

Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that has a high potential for abuse and dramatically affects the central nervous system. It is a unique drug because it is easy to obtain and relatively cheap to buy. This is all made possible by the fact that meth can be manufactured literally in a person's backyard or basement from relatively inexpensive, over-the-counter ingredients, such as pseudophedrine (found in some common cold medicines), as well as materials easily obtained at the local hardware store.

The result of the manufacturing process is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting powder that easily dissolves in alcohol or water and can be smoked, injected or snorted. Two-thirds of our country's meth supply is produced in super labs in Mexico and Southern California run by organized crime and street gangs. The remaining third is made in the U.S. in makeshift meth labs found in basements, bedrooms, kitchens garages, bedrooms and trunks of cars.