Relación entre el consumo de alcohol y otras drogas y el uso problemático de Internet en adolescentes

  1. Sandra Golpe 1
  2. Patricia Gómez 1
  3. Teresa Braña 1
  4. Jesús Varela 1
  5. Antonio Rial 1
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España


Adicciones: Revista de socidrogalcohol

ISSN: 0214-4840

Ano de publicación: 2017

Volume: 29

Número: 4

Páxinas: 268-277

Tipo: Artigo

DOI: 10.20882/ADICCIONES.959 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAcceso aberto editor

Outras publicacións en: Adicciones: Revista de socidrogalcohol


Alcohol and drug use among adolescents has been causing great concern for decades in Spain and in the European Union as a whole. In addition, the technology boom experienced over the last two decades has contributed to the emergence of a new public healthcare issue: problematic Internet use. The increasing importance that both problems have been gaining in recent years has led some authors to analyze the relationship between alcohol and the consumption of other drugs alongside problematic Internet use, and to provide relevant empirical evidence. Based on a sample of 3,882 Spanish adolescents aged between 12 and 18, the results obtained confirm that there is a relationship between the consumption of alcohol (measured by the AUDIT) and other drugs (measured by the CRAFFT and the CAST), and problematic Internet use (measured by the EUPI-a). Problematic Internet users among them not only have more significant levels of substance use, but also a three-times greater chance of developing hazardous drug use (39.4% vs 13.3%). This highlights the need to develop transversal prevention capable of acting on the common variables to both issues, beyond developing programs focused on specific behaviors. In this sense, values-based education and life skills training should be given priority in prevention.

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