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Can Facebook predict problem drinking?

The profiles were split into three categories: those without alcohol references, people that have references to alcohol but no mention of getting drunk, and those scattered with phrases like ‘being drunk’ and ‘obtaining wasted.’ Not surprisingly, the learning students within the last group scored higher on the questionaire. A score of 8 or more indicates a person is at risk for issue drinking, and these student groups had average ratings of 4.6, 6.7, and 9.5 respectively. ‘We found that students whose Facebook status reviews and photos include these important references to intoxication and problem drinking are four instances as likely as those whose profiles usually do not to actually have a drinking problem,’ study writer Dr.