Research + News | Topic: Substance Abuse
Sep 14, 2022
Social Media Use Puts Teens At Risk Of Developing Drug And Alcohol Issues
New research has found adolescents who are active on social media are being exposed to content that could put them at risk of developing drug and alcohol issues. Read the article here.
May 12, 2022
Teens Using Emojis As Code To Buy Counterfeit, Dangerous Drugs Online
Emojis are an easy, popular way to share emotions in picture form via text message or on social media, but some seemingly innocent emojis are actually code for drugs! Read the article here.
Dec 9, 2021
Instagram Makes It Easy For Teens To Find Drugs, Report Finds
Fake accounts for minors were able to connect with drug dealers. Read the article here.
May 5, 2021
Facebook Allows Drug Ads To Target Teens, Activists Say
Apr 29, 2021
A Psychologist’s Advice: How To Talk To Your Kids About Social Media And Drug Abuse
Jan 28, 2021
TikTok Is Being Used By Vape Sellers Marketing To Teens
Sellers are offering flavored disposable vapes, parent-proof ‘discreet’ packaging, no ID checks. Read the article here.
Nov 11, 2020
Snifftok Is Where Teenagers Go To Post Videos Of Themselves High On MDMA
reporters asked some of them why they want footage of themselves gurning, tripping and K-holing up on TikTok, for the whole world to see. Read the article here
Oct 6, 2020
In Wake Of “Benadryl Challenge” On TikTok, FDA Issues Warning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about serious health problems with high doses of the allergy medicine Benadryl, after reports of teens participating in the so-called “Benadryl Challenge” on the social media platform TikTok. Read the article here.
Sep 11, 2020
Teen Dies After Doing TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ As Doctors Warn Of Dangers
A 15-year old girl from Oklahoma has reportedly died after taking an excessive amount of the anti-allergy medication Benadryl as part of a challenge on social media app TikTok. Read the article here.
Jul 15, 2020
Texas Teens Overdose On Benadryl After Following TikTok Video Challenge
Three teens were treated after ingesting excessive amounts of Benadryl thanks to a TikTok video encouraging them to take the over-the-counter medication. Read the article here.