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Addiction Recovery Research Center

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

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Roanoke, VA  24016

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Email: iqrr@vtc.vt.edu

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ScienceDaily: Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction (2 min)

January 10, 2019: A recent study summarized by ScienceDaily has shown that overusing social media is correlated with poor decision-making, similar to the way that substance use disorders are associated with poor decision-making. Some of the researchers hope these and similar findings may encourage others to take social media misuse more seriously. You can read more about the findings here.