The 411 on Teen Cell Phone Addiction
By Stonewater Recovery · 2 minute read
The world is full of phobias. Some them you may have heard of and others represent a lengthy unit in terminology that really has no reference to the word. N omophobia is not being able to use a cellphone. While this fear may seem rather irrational, this is a real condition that has caused grief to many cell phone sufferers who cannot use their phone in the manner they would like, especially in teenagers. Before 1997, not many consumers owned a cell phone. By 2008 when the Smartphone started to take over the cell phone industry and iPhones became competitively priced, more people owned cell phones which could do more than tell time and take pictures. Teenagers these days have never known a time that cell phones were not in existence, and some do not completely understand what the problem is with constant use of their phone.
- The average number of times a teen unlocks their cell phone daily is 110.
- A teen on average will check their phone every 4 minutes.
- The surge in social media posts and videos takes up 27 percent of the upstream web traffic.
Stonewater leads the way with progressive, evidence-based programming to most effectively treat each individual adolescent while focusing on the uniqueness of each client. Healing the mind, the body, and the spirit as one in the same can make the biggest difference in staying sober.
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