Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say college students’ Facebook pages hold clues to which of them are at risk for alcohol dependence and abuse, Reuters Health reports.
Dr. Megan Moreno, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with a team of researchers from her university and the University of Washington in Seattle, surveyed the Facebook pages, including photos and posts, of 224 undergraduates with publicly-available profiles.
According to the researchers, students who had pictures or posts about getting drunk or blacking out were more likely to be at risk of drinking problems, based on a screening test. That was not necessarily the case for students who merely mentioned alcohol or drinking on their pages.
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