Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Substance Abuse 411-#34-Impact of Social Media on Kids and Substance Abuse-Dr. Megan Moreno-University of Wisconsin


Substance Abuse 411-#34-Dr. Megan Moreno-Impact of Social Media on Kids

Moreno_MegSocial Media seems to be everywhere, especially Facebook. With almost 1 billion users, Facebook is dominating social media but is it doing harm to young people especially in the area of substance and alcohol abuse?

Dr. Megan Moreno, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, did a study on how social media affects kids especially in the substance abuse arena.

On this conversation on Substance Abuse 411, we discuss the findings of Dr. Moreno and what parents and adults need to do to counteract pervasive social media in our society.

Impact of Social Media on Kids

The Adolescent Brain

Adolescent Substance Abuse

The 24 Group


  1. The findings of this study regarding the impact of social media on teenagers are very informative. Parents should formulate measures to counteract these impacts particularly in terms of substance abuse. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. The results of the study are really very alarming especially that social media has indeed taken over the entire globe. This should pose a reminder for parents and other guardians to properly guide their children in the use of such social media systems. Thank you for sharing this very informative post.

  3. Hello Larry,the one regular awful impact of social media is addiction -the consistent checking of Facebook,Twitter,or other social networking updates.At the point when innovation abusers check their gadget regularly it triggers the addiction-turned parts of their brains.For kids and teens,this addiction could disturb other beneficial exercises like packing in schoolwork,perusing or participating in games.Thanks a lot for your post.
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