Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103117
About the Course:
This course examines problematic social networking site usage (PSNSU) among adolescents. Substance use and abuse by young adolescents has become a serious issue for public health services, and several socio-environmental factors can influence how vulnerable a young adolescent may be to their appeal.
The present study was devised to examine whether substance use in early adolescence is associated with problematic social networking site usage. It includes identifying risk factors such as alcohol, tobacco, and energy drink use, peer pressure and peer posting of images of alcohol use on social media, and effective approaches and strategies.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Problematic Social Networking Site Usage and Substance Use by Young Adolescents created by Alessandra Buja, MD, PhD. and Luigi Gallimberti, PhD in 2018.
Course Material Authors
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Describe the link between consuming alcohol, smoking tobacco, and using energy drinks to problematic social media use.
Identify what may be linked to problematic social networking sites usage.
Summarize approaches and strategies to preventing relapsing problematic social networking sites usage.
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