why food addiction is different

A true friend of a recovering alcoholic wouldn’t ask to meet them at a bar.  Recovering drug addicts aren’t given a big hit of cocaine to celebrate their birthday.

Do you see where I’m going with this?  Food addicts can’t get away from food.  Unlike alcohol or drugs, we need food to live.  We must be around it.  And to add insult to injury, eating is used to celebrate all over the world.

I finished reading The Last Addiction, and the most discouraging chapter was the one about the woman with food addiction.  She’s the only story in the book that didn’t have a “happy ending”.  She gave up.

Food is everywhere.  We can’t eliminate it from our lives.  We need it to live.

Yeah, it’s different alright.



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