Smartphone addiction is a real problem for many people. Just when you cross the line from frequent use to obsessive addiction is debatable but, for some people, cell phones are all-consuming. Behavioral addictions are treatable by traditional addiction care techniques like counseling, and, of course, there is an app (or two) for that. But can […]
Video game addiction is rapidly gaining support as a legitimate issue, and a new study has revealed it may be related to conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While most people think of addictions as specifically related to addictive substances, behaviors such as gambling or even shopping can lead people […]
Just looking at the undulating lines of shoppers waiting around the clock for the latest iPhone has to get you wondering what the big deal is. And, no, this isn’t a commercial for Apple. What it is, however, is a thoughtful look at a phenomenon that has resulted in otherwise sane and responsible people (for […]
We hear much these days on the importance of social media. Applications like Facebook and Twitter allow us to stay connected with friends and family around the world. We have instant access to information, photos, videos, and updates of their lives. But as with most things in life, there are potential consequences and research is […]
A recent survey of nearly 1.75 million Korean youth showed that four out of every 100 are at risk for an Internet addiction. Although, this years’ number is slightly lower than last year’s, the rate is still quite high.
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently released a new smartphone app which it hopes will lead to fewer impaired drivers getting behind the wheel. Called "Show Me My Buzz," the app is currently available for Androids and iPhones.
Just how attached are you to technology? Does leaving your cell phone at home cause you to panic? How many text messages do you send/receive over the course of a day?
We all know habits are hard to break. As more people are becoming obsessed with checking their smartphones for updates, emails, and friend streams there is a concern that those habits can become addictive. In a recent report on Science Daily researchers shared their concerns about so-called "checking habits" of smartphone users throughout the waking […]
Experts disagree with the question of what to do or call people who want to have sex around-the-clock. Behaviors That Can Become Sexually Compulsive People whose sex drive is on overdrive may not receive a formal diagnosis as having a sexual addiction, but they may still need professional treatment to overcome the compulsive thoughts. In […]