According to the Public Health UK, the number of children treated for addiction to tranquilizers has doubled in one year, more than 300.
Xanax drug and its copies announced the sharpest rise – from eight children treated in 2016-17 to the age of 53 to 18 years.
Ambulance services across the country have also reported a growing problem.
In 2017-18, more than 15,500 children had help with substance abuse, 88% to marijuana.
The total number of treatment visits dropped by 5% in the previous year,
What is Xanax?
Xanax is the brand of alprazolam, a benzodiazepine prescribed for anxiety or panic attacks. However, most of the pills taken by children are caused by copies they take online, whether their strengths are specified or copied.
What are the effects of benzodiazepines?
Hız Benzos works by acting as a speed breaker in times of high stress, extreme excitement, or anxiety, by literally slowing down the functions of the brain.
"Serious side effects may include slicing words or total interruptions.
"We see that more and more people accept themselves after they depend on the analogs.
”In most cases, their abuse stems from the use of drugs at the party on a competitive basis and mixing it with alcohol proving a toxic combination.“
What does the ambulance service say?
The North East Ambulance Service, which provides the most comprehensive details of the BBC Freedom of Information request sent to six ambulance services, was launched in 2017 for the Xanax abuse, both for 11 years. the elderly.
How about Public Health UK?
The drug, alcohol and tobacco director Rosanna O & # 39; Connor says: "Despite those under 18 who seek help from drug and alcohol problems, they continue to be a major problem, and recent data show the number of young people who need treatment for benzodiazepines.
"However, there is limited evidence and data for these drugs, so they do not have a clear picture of the changes in use.
"Benzodiazepines are risky when taken without medical supervision, and mixing them with alcohol or other drugs, especially when mixed with other tranquilizers, increases the risk of damage."
What about other addictions?
The PHE report says:
- The number of children treated for ecstasy dependence increased by 18% in the same period.
- 46% of the 15,583 children treated for substance addiction help with alcohol problems.