Report: Social Networking Tied to Teen Drug Abuse

By Brandon Dimmel

Social Networking Drug UseAccording to a new report, teens that spend considerable time using social networking sites are more likely to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco and marijuana. The study also provides some stunning statistics showing the extensive use of social networking amongst American teens.

The report, which was produced by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) — which is associated with Columbia University — found that 70 per cent of teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 spend at least some time on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or another social networking site on an average day.

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