How Does Social Media Affect Teen Substance Use?

Social media have changed how we engage with the world. They have reshaped how we engage with politics, seek out information, maintain relationships, and make decisions. The impact has been even greater for individuals who are growing up with access to social media access.

How is social media affecting teenagers’ mental, emotional, and physical well-being? Specifically, how has teenagers’ use of social media been affecting their substance use, including use of drugs and alcohol?

It’s important for parents, guardians, teachers, and teens themselves to understand how social media can affect teen substance use. This article will analyze the impacts of social media substance use and offer advice on addressing it. Read more of this article from Kolmac here.