How technology affects teenage drug use

The many ways in which technology affects teenage drug use.

OxyContin bottle, taken on December 18, 2016 by an anonymous Reddit user.

OxyContin bottle, taken on December 18, 2016 by an anonymous Reddit user.

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Technology can influence a lot of things, for better or for worse. One on those influences is teens’ access to drugs. Technology can really help to aid students in getting access to narcotics, through it, you can set up meetings, negotiate prices, and find dealers near you from their revealing posts (something I discovered after spending like five minutes on Snapchat). A student who (obviously) stayed anonymous said that he found an OxyContin dealer through Instagram posts. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the usage of technology is bad, but rather the way some people are choosing to use it.