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CrackBerry: True Tales of BlackBerry Use and Abuse by Gary Mazo, Martin Trautschold, Kevin Michaluk

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Chapter 1. "I Can't Be Without It!"

In this chapter, we'll cover the first step to overcoming BlackBerry addiction: admitting we have a problem.

"I Can't Be Without It!"

Step 1: Admit we are powerless without our BlackBerry. Our lives have become unmanageable without our beloved 'Berrys. Like Pavlovian dogs, we are slaves to the little red light, including its vibrations and rings.

In other words, the first step in beginning to overcome our addiction is to stop and think about the way that the BlackBerry interferes with our lives and to admit that we are powerless over its pull.

Consider this common experience. We put our BlackBerry smartphone down beside our computer and ...

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