Five moms from across the country, who have spent the past year trying to educate parents about the dangers of teen cough medicine abuse, are calling upon the Hispanic community for help.  The Five Moms campaign, an online grassroots effort developed by the leading makers of cough medicine, is now offering several new online features to help spread the word within Spanish-speaking communities about the dangers of cough medicine abuse.  “As a mother, foster mother, grandmother, and educator, I am committed to raising awareness about teens looking to their family medicine cabinets to get high,” said Five Mom Hilda Morales, a native Spanish-speaker from San Antonio, Texas. “Other members of the Hispanic community need information about this teen substance abuse behavior so we can prevent it.”  The new Five Moms resources include the recently launched Spanish-language “tell-a-friend” feature, available at http://www.FiveMoms.com, which allows site visitors to send a Spanish-language e-mail to their friends and family about teen cough medicine abuse. “Cough medicine abuse affects all communities,” said Linda A. Suydam, president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the association representing the makers of over-the-counter medicines responsible for creating the campaign. “Our Spanish-language resources now available on FiveMoms.com are an important step towards expanding our outreach within Hispanic community about this problem. Now it’s up to the parents to help us spread the word.”

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