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Xanax (proper name, Alprazolam) is not a common drug to see for us UK doctors, but as I understand it, it’s super common in America. Problem is, we’re seeing it more on this side of the pond as a drug of abuse by teenagers. On this video I discuss what this drug is and why it’s being used more frequently.

I’m Elliott, a JUNIOR DOCTOR specialising in psychiatry and mental health. Don’t forget to click subscribe to be the first to know about any new uploads.

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Who to contact
• call your GP – ask for an emergency appointment
• call 111 out of hours – they will help you find the support and help you need
• contact your mental health crisis team – if you have one
• If your life is in danger then call 999 or go to A&E

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Mental Health Links

Mental health foundation
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

Mind
https://www.mind.org.uk/

Samaritans
Tel: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

The Silver Line
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
Tel: 0800 470 8090

Childline
Tel: 0800 1111
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Self-harm links

Harmless (self-harm)
http://www.harmless.org.uk/

Selfharm UK
https://www.selfharm.co.uk/

Drug and alcohol support

FRANK
http://www.talktofrank.com/
Text: 82111
Call: 0300 123 6600

Drinkline
Phone: 0300 123 1110

Addaction
https://www.addaction.org.uk/

DrugFAM
www.drugfam.co.uk

Drugs and Me
https://www.drugsand.me/en/

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