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Social Networking Increases Risk of Teen Drug Abuse: Study

(8/29/2011)

By Molly O'Toole
Reuters
August 24, 2011

Time spent social networking increases the risk of teens smoking, drinking and using drugs, according to a national survey of American attitudes on substance abuse released on Wednesday.

On a typical day, 70 percent of teens ages 12 to 17 -- 17 million teenagers -- spend from a minute to hours on Facebook, Myspace and other social networking sites, according to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University.

View the Reuters article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/24/us-teens-idUSTRE77N69P20110824


Keywords: social networking, increases risk, teen drug abuse, study



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