Addicted Media: Substances on Screen
by Kimberly M. Thompson, Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America 2005; 14:473-489 PDF


Concern related to the depiction of drug traffic and alcohol in films dates back to the beginning of motion pictures, and each new media also raised concerns. This manuscript provides a comprehensive review of much of the existing peer-reviewed published literature about the depiction of substances in the media by focusing on the information obtained in content analyses. The paper demonstrates the wide-spread and overwhelming presence of substances in media viewed by children and adolescents and highlights reviews that provide insights about the potential impacts of these depictions.

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