Monday, October 10, 2011

Negative Impact of Drug-related Phone Apps

A recently developed drug-related phone app has come to the attention of parents and counselors.

The app which is known as “Roll a Joint”, allows users to create their very own virtual cigarettes; practically erasing the stigma attached to smoking marijuana and other illegal substances while encouraging them to go into the real world and perhaps roll a few joints themselves.

The company that developed the app is known as “Full Duplex Packet”, or FDP Games., and it isn’t the only drug-related game they have created. Their 2 other apps “Smoke a bowl” and “Nose candy” all allude to drugs and can easily be purchased online or even downloaded.

Dr. Hughes, Clinical Director of Inspirations Teen Rehab says that “Anything that would encourage people to use drugs at a younger age, or to start using a drug is concerning.” Also he believes that games with drug-related content promote drug use among the nation’s teens who are already being tempted by the media and their peers to experience different illegal drugs which could have dangerous repercussions.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi my name is Abby I am 13. I am in a group at school that is trying to get the word out of how to prevent underage drinking. It is a school project it is called write to change the world.Basically what we do is work in class to figure out how to help people out with problems. We have out own thing where we ask questions and go around trying to figure out how we can help with underage drinking. When we were doing this a person in my group named Lydia, she is 14, found your website and though we should video chat to get information from you. We have a whole list of questions. Another friend of mine in our group is Vionne. She is 13. She decided to come up with a survey for teens. About underage drinking. So maybe you could help us with some advice. We have been working hard in our group to figure out what to do for our class project. We were wondering if we could video chat sometime. If you need a lot more information about this and about us and our school please email back. It would be great if you would. Some more information is our school is called O'Neill Junior High School. I hope you will see this and out time in this to respond back. If you do that would be really cool and that would help us a lot. Thanks for your time