Study reveals what we all knew: Posting on social media while on drugs is a bad idea


If you take drugs and then post on social media, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll regret it later. 

This is according to common sense, as well as a new study by researchers at the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU. 

The researchers surveyed 872 adults entering electronic dance music parties in New York City (yes, researchers basically partied in NYC for this study), who reported current or previous drug use. Among those, 34.3 percent posted on social media while high on drugs, and more than a fifth (21.4 percent) regretted it later. 

Another activity you should not be doing while high on drugs is calling or texting someone, with the regret rate being even higher, at 30.5 percent. And, according to the study, you should definitely try to avoid being in photos while high, as 32.7 percent of those surveyed regretted it later.  Read more…

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