Techdirt: Can We Start A Detox Center For People Addicted To Calling People Addicts?:
"Can We Start A Detox Center For People Addicted To Calling People Addicts?
We've talked in the past about how certain psychologists seem addicted to coming up with new addictions for things that probably aren't actually addictive. Usually, this seems to include some new technology. So, there's email addiction, web addiction, online porn, mobile phones or the whole damn internet. Of course, in most of these cases, the addiction word is used to create an emotional response. It makes people think of chemical dependencies, such as to illegal drugs or smoking. In many cases, the 'addictions' described aren't really addictions, but an indication of a different problem, such as depression."
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