The new addictions

Humanity’s relationship with addiction evolves over time, as each generation develops their own peculiar habits which come to define their age. And while young people nowadays are less likely to smoke or drink, new technologies mean that the presence of addiction has merely shifted in shape — often adopting high-tech guises: from captivating video games to compulsive social media. In this special series, The Day delves into the world of these new addictions…