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Teen abuse of Xanax is skyrocketing across America as Big Pharma’s profits soar

Teen abuse of Xanax is skyrocketing across America as Big Pharma’s profits soar

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The Director of Adolescent Addiction Treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital, Sharon Levy, said that the use of benzodiazepines among adolescents has “skyrocketed.” More kids are being admitted to hospitals for withdrawals from the drugs, which often cause dangerous seizures. Levy said that those working in addiction treatment centers tend to see these trends before they’re reflected in national data, so it’s something we can expect to hear a lot more about in the future.

 

Making matters worse is the fact that many of the young people who take these drugs are taking very high doses of them on a daily basis. Some are even mixing them with opioids and alcohol – a combination that can be fatal.

Source: Teen abuse of Xanax is skyrocketing across America as Big Pharma’s profits soar

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