Posting online while high is a no-no study reveals
You probably shouldn’t be posting online, texting or calling people when you’re drunk or high.
It’s safe to say that most people have experienced some form of embarrassment from posting/texting/calling/saying something while drunk or high.
It always seems like SUCH a great idea in the moment and then you wake up with that cold shiver of embarrassment running down your spine.
A study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health published in the journal Substance Abuse found that at least one in five people experienced regret after posting online while high.
In the study, researchers examined data from 872 adults surveyed while attending EDM parties in New York who reported current or previous drug use…
Participants were asked if they were ever high on drugs while posting on social media, calling or texting someone. Those who said yes were asked if they regretted it.
– 34.3% posted on social media while high, with 21.4 percent regretting it.
– 55.9% had texted or called someone while high, with 30.5 percent regretting it.
– 47.6% had been in a photo while high, with 32.7 percent regretting it.
“At least one in five experienced regret after engaging in these behaviors while high, suggesting that some situations may have resulted in socially harmful or embarrassing scenarios,” said CDUHR researcher Joseph Palamar, PhD, MPH, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine.
If you’d like some safeguard against such social blunders, I suggest checking out the Drunk Locker app free on Android which lets you block everything from Snapchat to Instagram for the duration of your night out.
These tools are sure to help you stop posting online when high or drunk; at least you’re not alone.