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Can smartphones replace drugs ?


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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 #1
Thumb_photo_jg4 Jean Gatti Belgium 8638 posts in this forum Offline

There is an interesting article published by the NY Times:

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Here's an excerpt:

"But researchers are starting to ponder an intriguing question: Are teenagers using drugs less in part because they are constantly stimulated and entertained by their computers and phones?

The possibility is worth exploring, they say, because use of smartphones and tablets has exploded over the same period that drug use has declined. This correlation does not mean that one phenomenon is causing the other, but scientists say interactive media appears to play to similar impulses as drug experimentation, including sensation-seeking and the desire for independence."

This might be an interesting finding, because an addiction is nothing but a method to sedate and occupy mind in a way or another, and smartphones do that very well ... like Internet forums ...

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Sun, 19 Mar 2017 #2
Thumb_photo_jg4 Jean Gatti Belgium 8638 posts in this forum Offline

Jean Gatti wrote:
Are teenagers using drugs less in part because they are constantly stimulated and entertained by their computers and phones?

"Most of us want to be occupied; otherwise we shall feel lost, otherwise we do not know what to do, we will be lonely, we will be confronted with what we actually are"

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