Survey Says Teen Drinking, Drug Use Higher Among Social Networking Site Users

August 26, 2011 Updated Aug 26, 2011 at 1:23 PM EDT

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Survey Says Teen Drinking, Drug Use Higher Among Social Networking Site Users

August 26, 2011 Updated Aug 26, 2011 at 1:23 PM EDT

A new survey released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia (N.Y.) University earlier this week finds that U.S. teens who use social networking sites and watch suggestive television programs are more likely to use drugs and alcohol than those who don't, according to a story in USA Today.

The survey included more than 1,000 teens from across the nation, according to the report.

Read the USA Today story HERE.