Drinking and dialing: An exploratory study of why college students make cell phone calls while intoxicated.

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... They surveyed 489 undergraduates where 79% said they had either placed or received a drunk phone call. The results, published in 2011, showed that the most repetitive reason why people make calls while having an alcohol-induced ASC is confession of emotions, particularly of love [21]. Another work conducted in Washington University showed that a behavior defined as "open sharing" is considered the most dangerous because the involved people loss their privacy control when they upload their information to social networks while having an ASC [22]. ...
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Technological advance in the last decades has permitted the development of many applications that avoid the interaction of people with social networks and other smart phones features while they have an altered state of consciousness caused by alcohol consumption. However, none application identifies altered state of consciousness in real time on Facebook users when they share content. Given the lack of research on posting controversial content on Facebook while users have an altered state of consciousness caused by alcohol consumption, this work proposes a solution to prevent users from posting of controversial content on Facebook. Additionally, this work makes an evaluation of the proposed solution through an experiment focused on detecting altered states of consciousness on Facebook users.
... Wikipedia, Urban Dictionary). Ferris and Hollenbaugh (2011) examined motivations for 'drunk dialing' among college students and found that students often engaged in such behavior for reasons such as entertainment, confession of emotion and sexuality. While these reasons may serve as a benefit to an individual, such behaviors could also place the individual at risk for experiencing embarrassment, distress or other social consequences (e.g. ...
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Aims: Research has shown that alcohol outcome expectancies are predictive of heavy alcohol consumption, which can lead to risky behavior. The purpose of the present study was to assess the incidence of various low-risk social behaviors while drinking among college students. Such social behaviors may later be regretted (referred to as regrettable social behaviors) and include electronic and in-person communications. Methods: College students (N = 236) completed measures of alcohol outcome expectancies and regrettable social behaviors. Results: Regrettable social behaviors were reported by 66.1% of participants, suggesting that they may occur at a much higher rate than more serious drinking-related consequences (e.g. drinking and driving, violence, etc.). Expectancies for social facilitation predicted regrettable social behavior. Further, this relationship was mediated by amount of alcohol consumed. Conclusion: Given the high incidence, regrettable social behaviors may be effective targets in alcohol prevention programming.
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