By Alice G. Walton

December 11, 2017

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A lot of us must be wondering if we're hooked on our tech: Searches for

"phone addiction" have risen steadily in the past five years, according to

Google Trends, and "social media addiction" trails it closely.

Interestingly, phone addiction and social media addiction are closely

intertwined, especially for younger people, who probably aren't playing

chess on their phones or even talking on them-they're on social media. And

according to a growing number of studies, it's looking more and more like

this pastime is addictive. Even more concerning is the fact that this

addiction is linked to some serious mental health risks.