The word “addiction” connotes a harmful dependence on alcohol, nicotine, pills, cocaine or injectable substances such as heroin. Current obesity statistics show that addiction also can refer to food. Yet, addiction does not discriminate. People can and do become addicted to almost anything. Some addictions are downright strange – so strange that television series have [...] Read More
When you hear people speak about addiction, the first things that come to mind are usually drugs like cocaine, heroin, alcohol and maybe even nicotine. Research, however, is beginning to show that many of the ingredients found it fast food can produce a similar addictive effect on the brain. Burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes, french fries [...] Read More
Contributor: Libby Lyons, MSW, LCSW, CEDS writer for Addiction Hope and Eating Disorder Hope. What do you do if you feel that your roommate may have a food addiction? First you want to keep an open mind about your roommate. They may be struggling with an eating disorder, and it is important for you to [...] Read More
Working with a client who has an addiction and co-occurring eating disorder can be a challenge. The therapist, depending on the severity of either issue will need to focus on the most life threatening disorder first. A study through the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) showed that up to one half of [...] Read More
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