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College binge drinkers posting on social media while drunk: Study

College binge drinkers posting on social media while drunk: Study
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College students who binge drink are frequently posting online while intoxicated and show signs of social media addiction, according to a US study

Houston : College students who binge drink are frequently posting online while intoxicated and show signs of social media "addiction," according to a US study. The study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, shows students later may regret their drinking-related posts and experience other negative consequences from combining social media and alcohol use. "During these times when young students are feeling disinhibited by alcohol, they may be even more likely than usual to post inappropriate material without considering the future impact," said Natalie A Ceballos from Texas State University in the US.

"In some cases, these sorts of mistakes have even influenced college admission and later job applications," Ceballos said. Friends who view their posts of heavy drinking may then be more likely to perceive intoxication as exciting and fun, researchers said.

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