Graduates at Yale University are being warned that keeping what may be considered a "cool" profile on Facebook could cost you your next job. Philip Jones, director of Yale's undergraduate career services, told ABC News that he advises graduates to clean up their profiles. "We've seen the results of not doing it, and shared our war stories with students," he said.
Although it may seem to some like good clean fun, many doctors are far from convinced of any merits to the site. They believe it is making fun of a very real problem facing not only college girls but women or men of any age.
"Brain damage, trauma injuries and the increased risk of infection by sexually transmitted diseases are long-term consequences of binge drinking," Dr. Fulton T. Crews, professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, told ABC News. "Education on responsible drinking and healthy life habits are important to help young individuals avoid these long-term consequences."
Data from several national surveys indicate that about half of college drinkers engage in heavy episodic consumption. Binge drinking is typically defined as consuming five or more drinks in a row for men, four or more for women.
About 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from unintentional alcohol-related injuries, including motor vehicle crashes. And more than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape, according to the American Psychiatric Association.
So that "30 reasons" list may provide friendly advice for those who need to be told when to call it a night.