- Kardaş, Ö., & Kardaş, B. (2021). Internet and Smartphone Addiction of Staff Working in an Adolescent Addiction Treatment Center. Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Tıp Dergisi. https://doi.org/10.20492/aeahtd.812615
Objective: In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the level of smart phone and internet addiction among the staff working in the substance dependence treatment center serving children and adolescents under the age of 18. Method: The study included 30 people from different professions working in the child adolescent substance dependence treatment center. Participants were given a sociodemographic data form, Smartphone Addiction Scale-Short Version (SAS-SV) and Short Form of Young’s Internet Addiction Test (YIAT-SF). Results: The mean score of the SAS-SV is 25.3 ± 11.4 and YIAT-SF is 19.2 ± 8.3. These values are accepted as low-moderate. A negative significant correlation was found between age and YIAT-SF. Also, a positive significant correlation was found between both scale scores. Conclusions: Internet and smartphone addictions of staff working in the adolescent addiction service were found to be similar to the results of studies conducted with other healthcare professionals. The data obtained from the study were discussed with the current literature. In this regard, there is a need for studies involving staff working in different dependence treatment centers and units.