Tech tyranny: Is tech more addictive than opioids?

>> Tucker: MILLIONS OF MALCOLM JENKINS ARE ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS TENS OF THOUGH SANDS DIE FROM THEM EVERY YEAR

THERE IS ANOTHER ADDICTION CRISIS GOING ON THAT GETS NO COVERAGE AT ALL TENS OF MILLIONS OF MEASURES ARE HOPELESSLY ADDICTED TO THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES PARTICULARLY TO THEIR SMART PHONES, ONLINE VIDEO GAMES AND LOTS OF OTHER THINGS THAT BIG TECH HAS GOTTEN RICH ON IT'S A BIG DEAL DR

DAVID HILL IS CHAIR OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS COUNCIL ON COMMUNICATIONS IN MEDIA HE SAYS THAT SMART PHONE ADDICTION IS A CRISIS FOR OUR SOCIETY DR HILL JOINS US TONIGHT DOCTOR, THANKS FOR COMING ON

WHEN YOU SAY IT'S AN ADDICTION, WHAT SENSE DO YOU MEAN THAT? CLEARLY AN ADDICTION THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON CHECKS THEIR PHONE 70 TIMES A DAY IN THE CLINICAL SENSE IS IT ADDICTIVE? >> I DON'T THINK ANYBODY WOULD SAY IT'S ADDICTIVE, TUCKER IN FACT, THE DSM 5, THE CURRENT MANUAL THAT PSYCHIATRISTS USE SPECIFICALLY CARVE OUT THAT THERE IS NOT REALLY A DIAGNOSIS CALLED TECH ADDICTION NOW, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DIAGNOSES THAT THEY THINK ARE WORTH INVESTIGATING AND THOSE ARE PROBLEMATIC INTERNET USE AND INTERNET GAMING DISORDER

THOSE SORTS OF PROBLEMS ARE THOUGHT TO AFFECT UP TO MAYBE 8% THE NUMBERS DIFFER FROM 4% TO ABOUT 9% OR 10% OF AMERICAN YOUTH BUT, WHETHER THAT'S AN

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