have the positive side effect of reducing drug addiction?
I am convinced that it will. Clearly, cell phone addiction is rampant among both adults and children. It is a serious issue with it’s own set of destructive ramifications. There are clearly some benefits for example, our ability to get in touch with each other and our ease of access to information which we can use to learn and grow.
My theory is that cell phone use will cause a statistically significant reduction in teen drug abuse and addiction. It’s pretty simple really. Kids constantly have their phones in the their hands. They are texting friends, taking selfies, playing video games, posting on social media, scrolling through feeds. They have unlimited entertainment available at their fingertips all the time.
Gone are the days of “I’m so bored! There’s nothing to do in this town!” Not only do these communication devices keep them occupied, but their hands are full too. Who needs to hold a cigarette or an alcoholic drink to look cool when they’re already holding a phone?
Mark my words, we are going to see a real decline in teen drug abuse. Teens will still have problems, that’s reality. But their problems will be things such as: anxiety about getting likes on social media or depression because of online bullying. We will need to teach our teens how to cope with those issues.