BTPD - Warning for Parents.
There is an alarming trend among teenagers here in our community. Juvenile abuse of alprazolam (Trade name; Xanax) is on the rise in Blendon Township.
Alprazolam is a schedule 4 controlled substance; illegal without a prescription. Legitimate use is for treatment of anxiety & restlessness.
Common Street Names; Zany, Xany, Xannies, Zannies, Xanbars, Zany Bars or just “Bars”
Other street names; Totem Poles, School Bus. White Girls, Blue Footballs, Footballs.
Teen Alprazolam Abuse
Prevention is recommended to stop use before it can begin. Consider:
· Having an honest conversation with your teen about the risks of alprazolam abuse.
· Keep medications safe and accounted for in the home.
· Be aware of behavioral changes in your teen.
· Note sudden changes in the friends with whom your teen is spending time.
Learn more about alprazolam abuse at www.drugabuse.com