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Posting while stoned

2019-08-08 21:37:05.304884+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Today in victim blaming: Many post on social media under the influence of drugs -- and regret it

Posting on social media, texting, and appearing in photos while high is prevalent among people who use drugs--and many regret these behaviors, according to a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU College of Global Public Health.

Posting, texting, and related social risk behavior while high Joseph J. Palamar , PhD, MPH, Austin Le , MSE & Patricia Acosta , BA. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2019.1635966

Results: Of the participants, 34.3% posted on social media while high (with 21.4% regretting it), 55.9% had texted or called someone while high (with 30.5% regretting it), and 47.6% had been in a photo while high (with 32.7% regretting it). Females and young adults (ages 18–24) were at high risk for posting on social media while high and at higher risk for engaging in more of these behaviors. Past-month marijuana users in particular were at increased risk for engaging in each of these behaviors. Conclusion: Engaging in these behaviors while high on drugs appears to be prevalent, and prevention and harm reduction efforts should seek to prevent or reduce likelihood of social harm that can result from such situations.

[ related topics: Drugs Photography Health History Journalism and Media Education Gambling ]

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#Comment Re: Posting while stoned made: 2019-08-09 21:29:09.177339+00 by: TheSHAD0W

> victim blaming

Wait. Are we now calling drug addicts victims? Never mind the legal questions, I don't think drugs should be prohibited. These are people who made their own free choice to use drugs, and did stupid things under the influence, and you're saying they shouldn't regret their actions because they've victims?

#Comment Re: Posting while stoned made: 2019-08-13 22:38:48.497757+00 by: Dan Lyke

No, I'm calling out the social response that negatively judges the harm here.

So someone posts stoned. Or drunk. Big deal. I mean, I think that with snowboarders we've established that these are performance enhancing drugs. Is that such a bad thing?

#Comment Re: Posting while stoned made: 2019-08-14 16:43:58.071444+00 by: Dan Lyke

Also, particularly note the gender disparity in backlash and consequences for posting while high.

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