Is social media good or bad? This question has been ringing through the minds of men, women, boys, and girls around the world ever since the first platform was born. However, as we get closer together (even though we can be thousands of miles apart), sometimes we need to rethink what kinds of habits need to be shared. Filters are the key to success. Nevertheless, recent studies show a dangerous new trend among college students: getting drunk and posting videos on social media platforms. Obviously, you can tell from the start that this is a bad decision, for the poster as well as their followers. Let’s take a closer look at the frustrating connection between drunkenness and social media.
Current Binge, Future Regrets
What we do in our private lives is precious (even our mistakes), but researchers have recently confirmed how college students are posting videos of drunken rants on social media. According to Dr. Natalie A. Ceballos (lead researcher at Texas State University’s Department of Psychology), students who are drunk are not (at the time) aware of their erratic and offensive behavior and may post these rants on YouTube or Instagram without a care in the world. However, as she further stresses, these decisions can often leave a huge pock mark on these students’ futures. Dr. Ceballos explains how some young men and women will face confrontations about these videos during the college admission process and during job applications.
Even more disturbing, Dr. Ceballos also emphasizes how these students’ friends will also be impacted by the videos. While some may laugh at the incessant rambling, others may take this issue more seriously and be inspired to “experiment” with binge drinking.
Which Platforms Are the Most Popular?
As part of the study, Ceballos’ team also sought to determine which social media platforms were most frequently utilized by drunken college students. Overall, the researchers discovered that the two most popular sites were Instagram and Snapchat. However, Facebook and Twitter were lagging far behind. As the team explained, Facebook itself is no longer popular among teens and young adults.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol use disorder is a dangerous and degenerative mental illness that can inflict great harm on you and those around you. However, you must always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. Only you can determine your future. Are you suffering from a severe form of alcohol use disorder? Is one of your loved ones or a friend suffering from this same problem? In either case, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can battle your alcohol use disorder today.