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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Tel: 0800 470 8090
Tel: 0800 1111
Drug and alcohol support
Call: 0300 123 6600
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