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Table 2 Teen Attitude/Behavioral Changes: PATS Results

From: Dextromethorphan: a case study on addressing abuse of a safe and effective drug

PATS (asked of teens) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Taking non-prescription cough or cold medicine to get high is risky (agree strongly/somewhat) 85 % 80 % 78 % 80 % 79 % 75 %
Taking non-prescription cough/cold medicine to get high has risks, including nausea and vomiting (agree strongly/somewhat) N/A N/A N/A 88 % 88 % 86 %
Disapprove of others using non-prescription cough/cold products to get high (strongly disapprove/disapprove) N/A N/A N/A 81 % 86 % 90 %
Taking non-prescription cough/cold medicine to get high is something cool kids do (agree strongly/somewhat) N/A N/A N/A 29 % 36 % 26 %