Is There A Relationship Between Social Media And Alcohol Use Disorder?



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When you’re in a public space, chances are you – or someone next to you – is scrolling through their social media feed. Whether it’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube, use of social media is so commonplace it’s practically instinctual. According to Pew Research, 51 percent of U.S. adults visit Facebook several times a day, followed closely by Snapchat (49 percent) and Instagram (39 percent). In surveying people between the ages of 18 and 24, over half said it would be difficult to give up social media.

Pros and Cons of Social Media

To many, these statistics won’t come as a surprise. In the last decade alone, mobile devices have transformed into a necessity for social connection and communication, oftentimes through social channels. But, is social media as helpful as we think? According to Dr. Shannon Hanrahan…click here to continue reading