Averting the perfect storm

addressing youth substance use risk from social media use

Parissa K. Salimian, Rumi Chunara, Elissa R. Weitzman

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Abstract

Adolescents are developmentally sensitive to pathways that influence alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. In the absence of guidance, their routine engagement with social media may add a further layer of risk. There are several potential mechanisms for social media use to influence AOD risk, including exposure to peer portrayals of AOD use, socially amplified advertising, misinformation, and predatory marketing against a backdrop of lax regulatory systems and privacy controls. Here the authors summarize the influences of the social media world and suggest how pediatricians in everyday practice can alert youth and their parents to these risks to foster conversation, awareness, and harm reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411
Number of pages1
JournalPediatric Annals
Volume43
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

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Averting the perfect storm : addressing youth substance use risk from social media use. / Salimian, Parissa K.; Chunara, Rumi; Weitzman, Elissa R.

In: Pediatric Annals, Vol. 43, No. 10, 01.10.2014, p. 411.

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Salimian, Parissa K. ; Chunara, Rumi ; Weitzman, Elissa R. / Averting the perfect storm : addressing youth substance use risk from social media use. In: Pediatric Annals. 2014 ; Vol. 43, No. 10. pp. 411.
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