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Posted: April 5, 2018


Over the past 12 months, an increasing number of education, police and health care professionals on Vancouver Island have expressed concern about the use of Alprazolam (Xanax ®) among teens in their communities, including Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Comox Valley and Campbell River. These concerns are supported by reports from teens themselves. There have also been incidents reported of acute intoxications of teens at school, suspected overdose incidents involving emergency response and seizures by local police. Read the full information sheet from Island Health