Social media more addictive than alcohol - study

Counsellors see rise in internet and social media addiction.

19th July, 2012
Study finds social media is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.

A leading Irish counsellor has warned of the dangers of social media addiction after a study carried out earlier this year stated social media is more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol.

"More and more people are gradually losing control over the time they spend online, whether via smartphone, tablet or PC," said Eoin Stephens, a counsellor and psychotherapist who is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

“While being connected to...

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