According to The Economist, a group of scientists have discovered that there are biochemical pathways to addiction to alcohol and other substances that are opened up when one consumes such substances. This creates the physical challenges that the body encounters in trying to quit. And it "reinforces the message that it is better not to start taking these drugs in the first place." Could the same happen for technology addition?
Economist LINK and a an Amazon blog that poses the technology addiction question LINK