Oh the irony! While smartphones and social media apps were created to keep us connected, a new study reports those who spend a lot of time on their smartphones are actually the most lonely. The study found that the overuse of digital devices and social media can lead many users to addiction, even likening smartphone addiction to opioid dependency. The study also found that those who couldn’t put down their smart phones reported higher levels of depression and anxiety. I find it easy to not check my smart phone every five minutes since I’m the last one on earth who doesn’t have one.