Teenagers are replacing drugs and alcohol with technology
About last 5 years we are becoming technology addicts. Recently a research found that teenagers might be so adhesive to their Smartphones tablets, Televisions that they don’t have time for drugs and alcohol. Though so much adhesiveness with technology is a positive symbol in several ways, but chances are that it might damage the brain and build up the habit of isolation.
The usage of alcohol and drugs among the teenagers of US has declined extensively and the rates are at their lowest since the 1990s, as per the outcomes from the annual Monitoring the Future Study.
Significantly teens in smaller amount reported by any illegitimate drug other than marijuana in the prior 12 months – five per cent, 10 per cent and 14 per cent in 14, 15 and 16-year-olds respectively – than at any time since 1991, as per the report.
The proportion of secondary school students in the US who used any illegal drug in the previous year cut down considerably between 2015 and 2016.
Anti-drug campaigns are reckoned a failed enterprise which has led researchers to believe that phones are now providing teenagers so much inspiration that they are less likely to look out for drugs and alcohol.
Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drugs Abuse looks forward to determine the decline in drugs and the augmentation of technology to uncover if there is causation and not just correlation between the two.