Welcome to DXM Labworks

The future of DXM research

After years of development, we’ve built DEXTROBOTs — robots that replicate
human reactions to excessive doses of DXM.

Are you ready to be a lab technician?

Download the app to conduct your own experiments

About DXM

DXM is short for dextromethorphan — an ingredient found in over-the-counter cough medicines. Unfortunately, some teens are abusing DXM to get high while possibly causing serious damage to their bodies. When taken at high doses, DXM can distort how we perceive sight and sound, and create a feeling of detachment from our environments and ourselves. We’ve built DXM Labworks to simulate the effects excessive amounts of DXM can have on an individual.

Case Studies

Explore past research with DEXTROBOTs to see some of the symptoms you'll be testing.

Conduct your own experiments

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Test Symptoms

Through previous research, we’ve identified a variety of key effects. Explore them below to familiarize yourself with the various situations and results you’ll be analyzing.

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Download the Dextrobot app to see a robot experiencing the side effects of DXM abuse

See how your DEXTROBOT is affected

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Draw your own conclusions about DXM. All information comes directly from medical research,
reliable news sources, and from people who have abused DXM.

Brought to you by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how information is collected, used, and shared by the Dextrobot application (the “App”).

The App does not collect, store, or share personal information, such as name, e-mail address, and financial account information.

The App does automatically collect and store non-personal information that does not reveal a person’s specific identity, such as device ID, IP address, Web browser software, and referring website. We use this information (1) to help us to identify anyone who refuses to comply with our terms of use; (2) to identify visitors who threaten our service or others; and (3) to measure App downloads, which helps us to understand how people use the App and how to improve it. We may share this information collected through the App with third parties in limited instances, including, for example, with technology service providers that help us provide the App.

We also may disclose this information in response to legal requirements, subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, in response to a request for cooperation by a government agency, in response to suspected illegal activity or violations of our terms of use, or to protect our rights or property or those of third parties. We may share aggregate information about App usage with third parties, such as advertisers and the media, but this sharing will not include any personal information about users.

The "Share" button at the end of the App is optional. If you choose to use the “Share” feature, it will share the App on your Facebook account.

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us.