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Why Addiction to Smartphone Could be a Bad Thing

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 8, 2022Updated: August 5, 2022The era of rampant smartphone use has ushered in a new wave of addictive behaviors. Nearly everyone has a smartphone, and most people understand the compulsion to constantly check their messages, scroll on social media, or find…

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How to Stop Being Addicted to Your Smartphone

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 11, 2022Updated: May 10, 2022People today are increasingly tied to their smartphones. People use their phones throughout the day and sometimes the night. Many even stare at their phones during mealtimes and in the restroom. Do you know how to tell…

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How to Set Boundaries with Teens and Their Smartphone

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: March 9, 2022Updated: April 5, 2022Though smartphones are very useful in the modern world, they can also be potentially dangerous, especially for children and young adults. Excessive smartphone use is still not completely understood, but addiction treatment…

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3 Benefits of Ditching the Smartphone This Holiday Season

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: December 5, 2021Updated: December 8, 2021As the holidays approach, daylight savings kicks in, and people spend more time inside. At this time of year, your teen might experience an urge to spend extra time on their smartphone.…

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How to Separate Yourself From Your Smartphone

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 10, 2021Updated: June 25, 2021If someone in your family doesn’t seem to be able to put down the phone, it might be time to consider if that’s a problem or not. Smartphone addiction is a recognized condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual…

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Examples of Process Addictions

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 2, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022When people think of addiction, they often think of substance abuse. However, there is another type of addiction that many teens today are battling: process addictions. Process addictions are compulsions to engage in activities or behaviors in…

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What Can Process Addiction Treatment Do for Me?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 29, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021A process addiction is a type of disorder in which a person engages in reparative behavior that has a negative impact on a person’s life. This compulsive behavior becomes difficult to control, often leading to an inability…

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Signs of Smartphone Addiction

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 7, 2019Updated: May 11, 2021Movies before the 21st century often imagined what life would be like after the year 2000. One detail that movie makers never imagined is the constant use of mobile devices. It seems that everyone has a smartphone.…