Is Digital Addiction a Real Thing?

Is Digital Addiction a Real Thing?

  • By: Scott Stein
  • Feb 08, 2022

Should we be concerned about digital addiction? Is it even a thing? Or is it just normal these days?

Technology and digital media is everywhere in our lives and it isn't slowing down anytime soon.

But can digital media consumption become an addiction? In what ways is technology use like a drug?

In this excerpt from a live presentation, Scott talks about

  • Statistics indicating recent trends in digital media use, including time spent per day
  • How technology use and withdrawal from it compares to other addictive behaviours and use of addiction-forming substances
  • Scientific discoveries about the physiological changes that result from repeated technology use

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