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  • Addiction To Social Media Addiction

    The American Addiction to the Internet Today in America there are a plethora of issues that have derived from great ideas. Awesome innovations and laws almost always become abused by a few, thus ruining it for the masses. In the past it was alcohol consumption, which had to become regulated by the government, today social media has become America’s newly abused innovation. Chapter seven of M. D. Bowles’ Introduction to Digital literacy educated me on social media sites but also acknowledge that “sites such as Facebook have a monthly reported active member list of over one billion”(Bowles, 2013, Ch. 7.3). Social media sites can be anything from Facebook, Snap Chat, Twitter, instagram, and blogs. The usage of such web pages and apps, like Facebook or Twitter were once the social tool of adolescence, but are now the addiction of everyone. People today typically can receive their news, trending topics, reviews for anything, and even job opportunities via social media all while interacting with friends and family. The innovations of social media that I personally have witnessed in America have become abused. Americans today are addicted to social media; social networks dictate the focus of the entire society. Firstly, just as many things in this world, it starts with the youth in America; there are highly respected scholar that also confirm the social media addiction in our youth. Dr.Vivek Agarwal and Dr.Sujit Kumar Kar from the Department of Psychiatry, King George’s…

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  • Addiction Of Social Media Addiction

    Social Networking Addiction In today’s world, social media is used everywhere. For one thing, social media is how we stay connected these days. Whether it’s on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter everyone is doing it. When the evolution of social media started, we all knew it would change everything. And it did. But, the big discussion going on is whether or not social media is addictive. For example, it has been proven that social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family,…

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  • Addictions Of Technology Addiction

    of time while concentrating on one task. People’s minds are constantly running, so it makes it hard to complete tasks. “Attention Deficit Disorder” can hinder educational, professional, and public potential from the frenzied activity that comes along with the disorder (Ives 32). In other words, technology presents hindering effects to our intellectual capacities. If this is the case, then why do people allow technology to impact so much of our lives? Technology serves as an addiction for many.…

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  • The Causes Of Addiction

    know facing the struggle of addiction? Addiction is the state of being addicted to a certain idem or thing. A specific example of an addiction is drugs, a chemical that harms the body of the user. Drug addicts often do not realize what their addiction is doing to them. Ultimately, what is at the stake here is addict’s lives. Many drug abusers throw their life away, get killed, or commit suicide because of drugs. On the site Recoverygateway.org, it shares a fact stating that “45% of untreated…

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  • Phenomenon Of Addiction

    This paper will focuses on the phenomenon of addictions on people’s lives, although they may not always be able to spot it in themselves and others. The issue of addiction can be both physical and psychological. Physically addiction is when your body state and a person cannot discontinue the use of the substance, without damage to one’s health or physical condition. The concept of addiction was transferred to a psychological dependence on some materials or immaterial things. Addiction can be…

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  • Addiction Essay

    Addiction is a disease far too many do not truly understand. It is horrible, especially for the ones who; are affected by parents of addiction, or have children who suffer addiction. When I was two years old, my father had left home and my mother was alone in raising three children. Addiction affected my father since an early age and was the main reason I saw little of him throughout my earlier years. He faced jail sentences which sometimes would require him to miss my birthdays and most…

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  • Addiction Essay

    you wouldn’t do again, yet you couldn’t resist just one more urge. Well you, my friend, had an addiction. An addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes a compulsive urge to engage in rewarding stimulation despite adverse consequences. As a result, the compulsive act can interfere with everyday responsibilities such as health, finances, relationships, and careers. Addiction can be classified as either substance or behavioral. In this presentation, I will discuss the most common types of…

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  • The Importance Of Addiction

    For years it has been debated on whether or not addiction should be considered a brain disease or a personal choice. This contention is much more prevalent today because it is not just narcotics that people get addicted to anymore. The new era of technological advancements enables people to become addicted to things such as social media or the internet in general since people have access to it with literally the touch of a button. With research and data supporting both arguments on addiction…

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  • Addiction Essay

    Have you heard someone said addiction or if you know someone has an addiction to something? And what do you understand about addition? I chose this word because I do not fully understand it as a society as where is the line draw between having fun and addition? What the line do you have to cross for it to be considering as an addition on the body mentally and physically? We cannot and will never know but we can better define it by thinking about the effects of addition. Addiction is the state…

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  • Meth Addiction

    Loss sustained through addiction When you go to an amusement park to ride all the rides you are probably going there to get that adrenaline rush or seeking the trill. You know that feeling you get when you go on the roller coaster for the first time, and it just sends you bodying into this euphoric feeling? It amazing huh? After the ride is over you don’t go home, instead you race back to stand in that line for another hour waiting to get back on to go again. That 's what a meth addiction is…

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