Teen Social Media, Cell Phone, and Internet Addiction on the Rise

A new study by Common Sense Media reveals that teens feel addicted to social media and their mobile devices. The study found that 50 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 18 feel addicted. In addition, 60 percent of parents feel that their child is addicted to social media and mobile devices. Founder of Paradigm Treatment, Dr. Jeff Nalin said that calls regarding adolescent social media addiction are on the rise. Watch the video below the learn more about the results from this study.

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Lucy Nguyen

Lucy Nguyen, LMFT
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Lucy Nguyen is the Executive Director at Paradigm Treatment, overseeing all clinical treatment programs across the organization's southwestern region. Her extensive experience includes working with young adults in private practice, serving as a therapist for children and teens with emotional and behavioral needs, and acting as a behavior interventionist for teens with developmental disorders. Lucy integrates cognitive-behavioral approaches with mindfulness and compassion in her work, and she is also EMDR-trained. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine.

A new study by Common Sense Media reveals that teens feel addicted to social media and their mobile devices. The study found that 50 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 18 feel addicted. In addition, 60 percent of parents feel that their child is addicted to social media and mobile devices. Founder of Paradigm Treatment, Dr. Jeff Nalin said that calls regarding adolescent social media addiction are on the rise. Watch the video below the learn more about the results from this study.

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