Social Media Drinking Escapades More Likely Alcoholism Than Simply Having A Drink

Medical Daily (5/31, Bushak) reports, “Maintaining a social media presence that depicts a lifestyle that revolves around drinking and partying may predict future drinking problems among college students,” the findings of a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives suggest.

In the study, which included 364 undergraduate students over the age of 18, researchers found that “a social media account that detailed a student’s drinking escapades was more closely correlated to alcoholism than simply having a drink.” The National Institutes of Health has found that “four in five college students drink alcohol, half of whom take part in binge-drinking,” Medical Daily adds.

Related Links:

— “Social Media Can Help Us Spot College Students With Potential For Drinking Problems,” Lecia Bushak, Medical Daily, May 31, 2016.

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