Posts tagged with ‘social media’

Does Facebook Lead to Drinking, Smoking and Drugs?

Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) recently revealed that young people who use Facebook, and other types of social media, are 5 times more likely to smoke, 3 times more likely to drink and 2 times more likely to use marijuana as those who do not. CASA then goes on to claim that these findings show that social media leads to these behaviors. Full Story

Social Networking Sites Help Identify Alcohol Problems

As Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites are becoming more popular, there are many aspects of the sites that may prove useful. Parents who want an inside peek at their child’s social life may need only friend them on Facebook. Prospective employers can simply search their candidate on various sites to get an idea of whether the reality matches their resume. Full Story

Correlation Between Teenagers and Networking Sites Shows Increase in Drug Use

A recent survey done on America’s teenagers shows that those who use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are also more likely to drink, use drugs and smoke. Full Story