From an Addiction to Weed to an Addition to Devices

Studies show that the use of smartphones and tablets exploded at the same time that drug use declined among American teens. Correlation or causation?

14 thoughts on “From an Addiction to Weed to an Addition to Devices

    • «Well, I guess that is more of an observation than a correlation or a causation…» An observation indicating a (possible) correlation ?… 😉

      Henri

      • Social trends rarely have one, specific cause. Drug use among teens was on the decline before Nancy & TIpper started their ‘Just say no’ campaign. With the grown-ups making so much noise about it, it became cool again & teen use increased.

        But the new kids have been raised up with terrorists as the bad guys, with global warming taking center stage. It’s not so cool any more.

        An indirect cause might not be the devices themselves, but the way they make socialization possible without direct contact. You have to be in close proximity to pass a joint around.

      • «An indirect cause might not be the devices themselves, but the way they make socialization possible without direct contact.» Or, CrazyH, as in Ted’s cartoon above, render it possible to socialise with people who aren’t present, at the same time that they render it possible/acceptable not socialise with people (like one’s siblings), who are. O brave new world. That has such people in’t !…

        Henri

  1. A (refer-sanity) breath of fresh air … a social impact statement that’s not (directly) polluted by devolved party politics, or something like that. Enough now, let’s jump back in the T-rump/Kankled cesspool!

    DanD

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