Pornography is one of many “process addictions” ignited and accelerated by the internet. Others include texting, social media, gambling, online gaming, shopping, and virtual sex. Photo: Alamy

Addiction to phones, social media, cybersex, online shopping and gaming bigger now than drug addiction, counsellors say

Process addictions – an obsession with a behaviour, rather than a substance – are spiking, with counsellors blaming the internet and mobile devices for getting people hooked on porn, cybersex, gambling, gaming and much more

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Pornography is one of many “process addictions” ignited and accelerated by the internet. Others include texting, social media, gambling, online gaming, shopping, and virtual sex. Photo: Alamy
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