I have a friend who is a counselor at a drug rehab center and he was telling me this the other day.
The drug addicts that are coming into rehab have a worse time with the loss of their smart phones than with the loss of the drugs.
They seem to detox pretty good from the drugs after 10 days but they get completely paranoid about their phone. In this rehab
center the addicts lose all contact with anyone on the outside until the last 3 days they are there. He has had to remove over 60
patients from the facility because they struck other patients or personnel at the center. Not over the drugs, but because they couldn't
THEY COULDNT TEXT ANYONE !
When it comes time for the patients to get their phones again, most of them are jumping, biting their nails or pulling at their clothes, waiting
for the person to get their phone to them. When they get it, they run off to find a corner and they squat in the corner and go into a marathon
texting session. When the personnel come to take them to class or something, they run and throw a tantrum like a 3 year old with a new toy.
He said he has seen them get so worked up over turning their phone off at that time, that they actually have anxiety attacks, start shaking
uncontrollably or they start punching and kicking people. He has been video taping these patients when they get their phone back and other
doctors and counselors are observing that when they touch the phone again, it is like a heroin addict getting a fix.
OVER THEIR WANTING TO TEXT !
Unbelievable. What have we become?
I still believe that the best target for a terrorist is the cell towers and this proves it. You could cripple a nation by removing the cell signal.