In Germany, approximately 270,000 young people are addicted to the Internet, for example, social media such as Instagram, Snapchat, or Whatsapp. The current drug and addiction report of 2019 of the Federal government. The number of such Internet-related disorders has increased significantly in recent years.
“The report makes clear where there are open building sites, and where we have already made good progress,” says the drug Commissioner of the Federal government, Daniela Ludwig. So, in the meantime, consume less hard drugs, less and less young people, like adults, are addicted to nicotine. Also, the risky consumption of alcohol has decreased among young people since 2007, to about two-thirds. Nevertheless, Germany is in the international comparison continues to be one of the countries with the highest alcohol consumption. Men drink more alcohol than women.
Cannabis consumption is on the rise again
Of the illicit substances, Cannabis is the most commonly used drug. After the consumption of adolescents and young adults (18 to 25 years) at the beginning of the 2000s was back, he since 2011. 19 percent of the adolescents claimed to have in your life consumed Cannabis. In the case of young adults, it was 42.5 percent.
Süpowerful, according to Social Media
In the past few years, a new drug has been added: the Internet and social media. About 85 percent of 12 – to 17-Year-olds use Social Media every day, on average, just under three hours. According to current estimates 7.1 percent of 12 – to 17-year-old girl and 4.5 percent of boys the same age of Internet-related disorders are concerned, in particular, of addiction like Online computer games or Social Media. The are more than 270,000 young people and twice as many as in 2011.