YouTube depictions of drunkenness are light on consequences

February 20, 2015 8:39 PM

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Getting drunk is disinhibiting, and the negative consequences, especially if you're young and you do it often enough, can include car accidents, unsafe sex, fights, victimization, alcohol dependence and other nasty, unwanted stuff.

That's not the world of intoxication as depicted on YouTube, however, where attractive people doing funny things predominate and "negative clinical outcomes" like the ones I listed above are seldom on display.

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