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Smartphone addiction is like alcohol addiction. Why do some countries (the USA) have more problems than than others (the rest of the world)?

Because in most countries, a healthy, controlled exposure is what most teens experience, so that they learn how to handle alcohol responsibly.

In almost all of the USA, it's illegal to drink until you're 21.

Not teaching your children how to responsibly use a smartphone is the current problem.

Denying a child a smartphone, and then expecting them to magically be able to control such an addictive substance is arguably worse.

Be a better parent.

Never been to the US, but I never had the impression that Americans had more problems with alcohol than, say, Europe (if anything the stereotype goes the opposite way). A quick google search seems to point that Americans die more of alcohol related accidents? That could be just because Americans drive more.

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