Young People Posting to Social Media While High and Regretting it Afterwards is Common

Posting to social media while high and regretting it afterwards is a common problem, a new study suggests. Researchers at New York University School of Medicine found 34.4% of young people said they posted on social media while high, and 21.4% said they regretted it afterwards.

The study also found 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).

Study author Joseph Palamar told HealthDay, “Now, a text or photo can be shared with anyone. If you leave a questionable post online, it can come back to haunt you years later, especially if someone screengrabs it.”

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