Hard Candy: The Risks of Flavored Medication for Children

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When I was six years old, I nabbed a bottle of Children’s Cherry Tylenol from a high-up cabinet by climbing up on the counter and reaching up to the top shelf, like the sneaky little alcoholic I was destined to become. (continued)

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3 thoughts on “Hard Candy: The Risks of Flavored Medication for Children

  1. You might want to look into homeopathic medicine if this is a concern of yours. I find they are very useful, once you know what you are doing – that may take some time though.
    I too sneaked downstairs to drink the cough medicine. I was only 4. 😦
    xx, Feeling


    1. Thank you! Writing this piece definitely made me think about alternative medicines. We were sneaky children…glad we both made it out ok :/ XO

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      1. I should have thought of mentioning this first: I find Schuessler cell salts / Schuessler tissue salts very effective AND easy to use / find the right one. And also Bach remedies work miracles for me, they are more directed at the psyche and work through that on the body.
        There actually is one in there ‘Agrimony’ which is specifically suitable for addicts who drink to ‘not feel’. I used it a lot in the early early days of sobriety.
        Not sure where you are from but in the States there are Californian remedies and I believe there is also something like Australian remedies. I have seen them work on me, other people but also cats and babies so, I am a believer. 🙂
        xx, Feeling

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