Young People Abuse Over The Counter Meds

Cheyenne, Wy – One of the latest trends is for young people to abuse cough syrup and other over the counter medications and Wyoming officials are trying to make communities and parents aware. Called Roboing teens and others use the cough syrup to get a high but experts say it is also very dangerous and could lead to death. Federal officials told a group in Cheyenne that there is a misperception that such drugs are safe because they are over the counter. Wyoming Substance Abuse Program Manager Roger McDaniel says there are areas of the state where this is a problem. McDaniel believes that education will help get a handle on the situation.