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Diagnosing problem drinking via Facebook

Diagnosing problem drinking via Facebook

Source: Washington Post

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI), recently uncovered an association between alcohol references on Facebook and alcohol addiction in college students ages 18 to 20. “You can’t treat a problem if you can’t diagnose it,” said Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at SCRI and a co-author of the study. “We’ve found a way to identify kids at risk who would not otherwise be diagnosed.”