We guess there's truth in the phrase 'party like a rockstar!'
A new study has tied drinking and doing drugs to loud music. Though, we're not sure if this was science or just the super conservative retirees down the road yelling at the kids playing loud music as they drive by at 11pm. Ha!
More specifically, they found that teens and young adults who spent a lot of time listening to loud music probably smoked weed, binge drank, and got mad ruddy without a condom.
But, they also say it's far too early to warn parents about it, because they don't know what led to what as far as order goes. Also it didn't answer if it was a type of music or the volume itself.
Because we can totally listen to mozart with the volume up and it would still be 'loud music.'
They surveyed 944 students from inner-city vocational schools, aged 15 to 25, about their music-listening habits and other typical behavior. They asked students how much time they spent listening to music, where, and how loud that music typically was for each participant.
Those who often to loud music on MP3 players were twice as likely to have used pot in the last month, compared to non-risky music listeners!
And those who were frequently exposed to music at clubs and concerts were six times more likely than people who weren't to binge drink and twice as likely to have risky sex with inconsistent condom use.
Why is it that these findings aren't really shocking to us?
Oh yeah, because people go to clubs (usually) to drink and hook up with people! There really didn't need to be a study about it!
Now if they could figure out the cause of all of this, THAT would be interesting!
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