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drdĒv€
05-04-2004, 04:52 PM
May 4, 2004 11:02 am US/Mountain
BOULDER, Colo. (News 4) A high school principal in Boulder wants students and parents to be aware of a potentially deadly problem, News 4 reports.

One Fairview High School principal Tammy Quist's students is in a coma after overdosing on cough medicine. The sophomore has been in intensive care for more than a week.

Quist told News 4 on Monday that the teenager took over-the-counter cough medicine to get high.

The medicine contains a chemical called dextromethorphan, or DXM. A number of brands contain DXM, and they are commonly found in homes.

"If parents don't know what to look for, it could be going on right under their noses and they don't even know," Quist said.

Police said the abuse of cough medicine is rampant and sometimes starts as early as 6th grade

Story Here: http://news4colorado.com/topstories/local_..._125130736.html (http://news4colorado.com/topstories/local_story_125130736.html)

libel
05-04-2004, 05:50 PM
Wow, what the fuck. How general.

boulderguitarist
05-04-2004, 06:18 PM
The DV always is kind of an escape from annoying authorities after I come home from school, but now I have to read lectures about drugs from my principles even when I sign on here. How depresing.

rfgdxm
05-04-2004, 07:00 PM
Earlier reports mentioned that AMT was also involved. If so, blaming this just on DXM is inaccurate.

boulderguitarist
05-04-2004, 09:52 PM
5-MEO-AMT, not AMT, I'm absolutly positive.

rfgdxm
05-04-2004, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by [email protected] 4 2004, 08:52 PM
5-MEO-AMT, not AMT, I'm absolutly positive.
I'm gonna take your word on this. I may end up reporting this case on my website even if he fully recovers because it is so unusual. If so, then getting exactly what drug he took also took with DXM is critical.

boulderguitarist
05-04-2004, 11:29 PM
I've almost cracked the newspaper and I've got them to change their article, but I need help with the news channels, if anyone is interested in helping (please help), just copy and paste this message

Sean Bender's coma was not the fault of a DXM overdose but instead the fault of 5-MEO-AMT use, please correct the mistake, he did not over dose on Dextromethorphan

Send it to these adresses all in one email
[email protected] bvsd.k12.co.us
[email protected]
[email protected]


Power in numbers!

rfgdxm
05-04-2004, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by [email protected] 4 2004, 10:29 PM
Sean Bender's coma was not the fault of a DXM overdose but instead the fault of 5-MEO-AMT use, please correct the mistake, he did not over dose on Dextromethorphan
Is not the accurate statement that the coma was due to a combined OD of both drugs? The problem is the media seems to be ignoring the implications of the 5-Meo-AMT. Considering this is a research chemical that little is known about, whereas DXM is quite well known medically, including what happens at high doses, I consider the 5-Meo-AMT also taken highly material.

libel
05-05-2004, 12:18 AM
If only I could see the case report. Its unfortunate absolutely, but strange that most media articles will report " teen in coma after cough syrup." Half truths are rampant.