- Social media is widely used among adolescents and young adults and provides an ideal platform from which to recruit young people for social and health research.
- Over the past five years the EDRS project has increasingly used social media and online platforms in its recruitment of participants.
- Participants recruited online were one year younger than those recruited offline.
- There were no other significant differences in demographics or patterns of drug use for participants recruited online or offline.
Kerryn Butler, Lucinda Burns, Courtney Breen