Addiction to technology isn’t a myth, and it’s on the rise.
In a world full of digital junkies, it can be difficult to recognise because many of us must now spend a lot of time plugged in to our devices. This means it’s also hard for people to admit they have an addiction – putting their over use of technology down to the fact that they need to use it for school or work.
Katie Levine was diagnosed with technology addiction in 2012. She put her obsession with her smartphone before her degree, her family and even her health before finally coming to the conclusion that she couldn’t let it ruin her life anymore.
It’s only recently in my recovery that I’ve properly thought about how much time I wasted, how it could have been better spent. I lost 2 of my grandparents at the peak of my addiction…I knew they were ill, but instead of going to see them for the last time, I lied to my parents, telling them that I had too much work to do. I actually sat in my dorm room…on social media. The guilt I’m riddled with now…is horrendous.