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addiction:see drug addiction and drug abusedrug addiction and drug abuse,
chronic or habitual use of any chemical substance to alter states of body or mind for other than medically warranted purposes. Traditional definitions of addiction, with their criteria of physical dependence and withdrawal (and often an underlying
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addictionsee DRUG ADDICTION.
Habituation to a specific practice, such as drinking alcoholic beverages or using drugs.
CrackberryA nickname for the addictive nature of BlackBerry phones when they were widely used in the corporate world. The term was coined in the mid-2000s prior to the advent of iPhones and Androids. See BlackBerry and addiction.
digital dementiaDigital dementia is the diminished mental and physical health especially in children and teenagers who spend hours a day with their phones and video games. See digital detox and addiction.
digital detox(1) Eliminating contact with the digital world, namely phones, computers and Internet. See addiction and digital dementia.
(2) (The Digital Detox) An organization that offers retreats in California and various international venues. The programs are designed for people who want to take a break from the fast-paced modern world. For more information, visit www.thedigitaldetox.org. See addiction.