|Titre :||The use of social networking sites: A risk factor for using alcohol, marijuana, and synthetic cannabinoids? (2016)|
|Auteurs :||K. M. GUTIERREZ ; T. V. COOPER|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drug and Alcohol Dependence (Vol.163, June 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||247-250|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASERESEAU SOCIAL ; ALCOOL ; CANNABIS ; CANNABINOIDES ; FACTEUR DE RISQUE
Background: The use of social networking sites (SNS) has become a central aspect of youth culture allowing individuals to explore and assert their identities. A commonly portrayed online identity is an "alcohol identity," and past research suggests such identities may contribute to one's risk of using alcohol. The present study builds on past research by examining the relationship between alcohol, marijuana, and synthetic cannabinoid use (e.g., Spice, K2) and time spent on SNS in a sample of college students.
Methods: Six hundred ninety nine undergraduates (62.4% female; M(age) = 21.0, SD = 8.56) were recruited from a university on the U.S./Mexico border for an online study. Participants completed measures assessing demographics, substance use history, and amount of time spent on SNS.
Results: Participants reported spending 46 h per month on SNS. Seventy-one percent, 14%, and 3% of the sample reported past month use of alcohol, marijuana, and synthetic cannabinoids, respectively. Regression analyses revealed that hours spent on SNS in the past month were significantly associated with frequency of alcohol (p Conclusions: These findings suggest that assessment of time spent on SNS is warranted in studies investigating drug use among college students.
Average use of social media use was 46 h per month.
Hours spent on social media was associated with alcohol use.
Hours spent on social media was associated with synthetic marijuana use.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Yale University, School of Medicine, Division of Prevention and Community Research, New Haven, CT, USA|