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'Nomophobia,' Or Cell Phone Addiction, Now Treated In Rehab

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How often do you check your phone? Are you panicked when you realize you accidentally left it at home or in the car?

There's a real-life phobia attached to that smart phone, and it's sending people to rehab!

It's called "nomophobia." It's used to describe people who experience anxiety when they are away from their cell phones.

Nomophobia is so serious that a leading drug and alcohol recovery center in California founded the first group for people suffering from it.

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