There are many compelling reasons to study Internet use among young people. children between 12 and 17 are online and approximately 11 million of them access the Internet every day (Lenhart, Madden, & Hitlin, 2005).More than any other demographic group, today’s youth have embraced the Internet and other digital technologies. Marketing research suggests that youth spending on data services represents almost 50 percent of all mobile spending in most mature markets Not only are youth, the early adopters of most new technologies, they are also among the more sophisticated users of it as well.To be clear, some of them probably didn’t belong on opioids, some were on the incorrect opioids, others perhaps were drug-seeking, but many seemed to be legitimate patients that honestly were completely dysfunctional without long term chronic opioids.Some couldn’t receive non-opioid analgesics because of certain chronic medical disorders that made non-opioid analgesics far more dangerous than opioids.Much has been made of the new communication forms that are emerging online and of their popularity among adolescents.Are these new forms fundamentally changing adolescent behavior or are they simply providing new venues for what are “traditionally” adolescent issues? PROMPT is doing this for patients specifically because of the July 25 2012, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP) petition to the U. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) which requests significant label changes for prescription opioids that could prevent honest non-cancer opioid-requiring patients to live in agony.The full PROP proposal to the FDA is available when submitting comments.
Nonetheless, it cited what secular scholars would term psychological and developmental dangers.
In fact, Livingstone and Bober (2005) have coined the term reverse socialization to characterize the shifting nature of socialization that occurs in many families as teenage children are often more knowledgeable than their parent about these technologies.
Research has also suggested that adolescents’ interactions with these new technologies are often at the vanguard of trends to come (Greenfield & Subrahmanyam, 2003; Šmahel, 2006) and so studying their online behavior may provide a key to understanding virtual worlds of the future Among adolescents, communication is the most important use of the Internet (Subrahmanyam, Greenfield, Kraut, & Grosss, 2001; Gross, 2004; Šmahel, & Machovcová, 2006) and the popular communication applications include, e-mail, instant messaging (private, one-on-one, text-based conversations), chat rooms (communication systems that allow text-based conversation among multiple users), and the newest craze social networking sites (connects people together) including blogs ( My Space and Facebook.
“Do not bring an abomination into your house since you will become accursed like it,” He warned His chosen people.
“You should utterly detest [an idol] and utterly abhor it, for it is an objectively cursed thing.”(1) Ancient Israel needed a commandment to detest the detestable, abhor the abhorrent, and keep it far from their homes, the Torah teaches, because once even the most crass influence passes within, it grows gradually less offensive and more acceptable. Influences that are only offensive on the streets can be deadly in the den.
Professionals for Rational Opioid Monitoring & Pharmaco Therapy (PROMPT) is a multidisciplinary group comprised of many pain clinicians nationwide.