Children on Xanax need addiction treatment

From the BBC

Children on Xanax now seeking treatment for the deadly drug.

The number of children being treated for addiction to tranquilisers has skyrocketed to more than 300, according to Public Health England.

The drug Xanax, and copies of it, accounted for the sharpest rise – from eight children receiving treatment in 2016-17 to 53 in 2017-18.

Ambulance services around the country have also reported a growing problem.

In 2017-18, more than 15,500 children had help for substance misuse, 88% for cannabis.

The total number receiving treatment was 5% down on the previous year.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/health-46472308

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