LNP 42 – Destructive Technology Addiction – John Kriger

John Kriger is a nationally and internationally recognized keynote speaker, author, consultant and content expert presenter in technology addiction. He’s been a guest on radio and TV. He is hired routinely as an expert speaker for national and state conferences. John understands the needs of the healthcare arena and specifically nurses. He’s got experience going back 25 years teaching at the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies in New Jersey and is part of the faculty at the Center for Addiction Studies.

Listen in as Pat Iyer and John Kriger chat about these points:

  • How the use of technology parallels all the criteria for addiction
  • How to spot the signs of technology addiction
  • How technology addiction affects health care and helping professions
  • The ramifications that arise when individuals take photos of a patient and put them up on a website
  • The role of technology addiction in distracted driving
  • The impact of using technology to sedate someone
  • Why teachers are having a very difficult time today because of the distractibility of the electronics and the problems it’s causing in the classroom

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Your Presenter

As the President of Kriger Consulting, Inc., John specializes in the health services arena, providing consulting on public speaking for improving advocacy, performance improvement, leadership, management and team development. Currently he speaks extensively on technology dependency issues related to challenges for management, anxiety and depression, violence in the home, school and workplace, and online predatory behaviors.

A faculty member at the Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers School Health Leadership Institute, he is a 25+ year faculty at the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies, faculty at the Center for Addiction Studies, a 25+ year adjunct instructor for the at the Rutgers University School Of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, and a former Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.

John is the author of The Pond: A Small Book About Making Big Changes, which is a required reading for the Johnson and Johnson School Health Leadership Institute and his newest book: Turned On & Tuned Out: A Guide to Understanding Technology Dependence. He is in the process of writing his third book on the impact of technology on anxiety and depression, violence and predatory behavior.

He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Services, a Masters of Science Degree in Management and is a NJ Licensed Clinical Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor, and a Nationally Certified Prevention Specialist.

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