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Compulsive Internet and Prevalence Substance Use among Spanish Adolescents.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Nov 25;17(23):

Authors: Fernández-Aliseda S, Belzunegui-Eraso A, Pastor-Gosálbez I, Valls-Fonayet F

This paper analyses compulsive Internet use among Spanish adolescents as measured by the Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) of the ESTUDES 2016 survey (national survey on drug use in secondary schools), which was recently added to the statistical programme of the Spanish National Plan on Drugs. We examined two subsamples of Spanish adolescents (those who suffer from compulsive Internet use and those who do not) while taking into account gender and age. Our general hypothesis was that adolescents who suffer from compulsive Internet use have a greater prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, sedative, and new substance consumption as well as a greater prevalence of modes of consumption such as getting drunk, drinking with friends in public places (botellón), and binge drinking. While our results confirm these assumptions, they also suggest that gender and age play an ambivalent role in these associations.

PMID: 33255602 [PubMed – in process]

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