Can Technology Break Technology Addiction?

Can Technology Break Technology Addiction?

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 […]

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

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 […]

Social Media Addiction

Social Media Addiction

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 […]

Obsessive Use of Smartphones Can Lead to Addiction

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 […]