August 2011: Alcoholism At Large
From the August 2011 Grapevine Magazine
Teenage alcohol consumption associated with computer use
Teens who drink spend more time on computers.
Teenagers who drink alcohol spend more time on their computers for recreational use, including social networking and downloading and listening to music, compared with their peers who don't drink, according to a study authored by Weill Cornell Medical College public health researcher Dr. Jennifer Epstein.
"While the specific factors linking teenage drinking and computer use are not yet established," says Dr. Epstein, "it seems likely that adolescents are experimenting with drinking and activities on the Internet. In turn, exposure to online material such as alcohol...