Do Facebook and Twitter Create Greater Need for Drug Classes?

by Mike Miller February 6, 2012
There is no doubt that Facebook and Twitter are responsible for a lot of things. But are they responsible for an increase in drug and alcohol abuse? My first thought was, why not. What are yours? According to researchers at Columbia's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York, teens who use social media are five times more likely to use tobacco, three times more likely to drink alcohol and twice as likely to use marijuana. That is especially frightening given the estimate tha... [More]