Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel Gilbert


Objective: Internet-based drug information may be relayed through innovative drug users, a small population of individuals who use the web to learn about a new drug, experiment with that substance, and then disseminate their knowledge and experiences to others. We investigated the mechanisms adopted by innovative drug-using adolescents to disseminate Internet drug information and experiences to peers, the size and geographic distribution of the receiving group, and the age at which innovative drug users begin to disseminate drug information.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology