Study: Facebook Encourages Teen Drug Use


A new study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse found that teens who use social media are up to five times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. CASA likens disseminating pictures of underage alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use to child abuse. Are more teens using drugs or is it now just easier to brag about it in a public forum? Read the full article at

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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