Study shows link between Internet addiction and teen drug use

A recent study was conducted on 1,271 Greek students aged 14 to 19, which involved an “Internet addiction test.” The test included questions that asked the students how much longer they stayed online than they intended, their attitude if someone disturbed them while using the Internet, and how much their grades suffered.

The results from the Internet addiction test showed that students who had high average scores also reported to using drugs. According to the Journal of Addiction Medicine, “targeting the adolescent population that engages in increased Internet use may be of benefit for drug prevention programs.”

The study pointed out that there was no cause-and-effect relationship between Internet use and drug use. However, the study showed links between the two as well as associations with personality type.

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