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Video: Teens and Over-the-Counter Drugs

Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines are legal, cheap and easy to get. And more teens are using them to get high. What they may not realize is that they may be taking a dangerous drug cocktail that could lead to liver damage, a coma, or even death.


Stephanie Steinman, counselor with the Gateway Recovery Program, talks about the prevalence of over-the-counter drug abuse.