Quote from iThink on May 24, 2013, 11:34 AM
Shabbos texters are victims of spiritual dispassion, not of addiction.
I would also think so but read this http://www.sott.net/article/214297-Teens-Text-Addiction
Teenagers are becoming addicted to texting, according to a new study. In fact experts are saying being hooked on texting can be like being addicted to drugs.
Walking, sitting, it doesn't matter where it happens, teenagers seem to need to text. Statistics show 80 percent of all 15 to 18-year-olds own a cell phone. And the rate of texting has sky rocketed 600 percent in three years. The average teen sends 3,000 texts a month.
"I think that it's just like a drug, once you get hooked on to it, you can't let go. It's like whenever I open my eyes the first thing I look at is my phone," said Hermine Vardanian, a texter.
"It clearly fits the criteria of an addiction," said Dr. Gary Small, a Psychiatrist.
Neuroimaging studies show the same brain areas are stimulated with both texting and using heroin.