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food addiction

Comedians and Too Much Food

Many professional comedians got their start as fat kids, and served their apprenticeship as obese teenagers, and some have carried it into adulthood.

Continuation, the Third C of Addiction

How is substance dependence defined? And is long-term, continuous recovery from food addiction possible?

Control, the Second C of Addiction — Continued    

How does a deadly habit correlate with a person’s inordinate thirst for attention? Such a psychological malfunction can be behind addiction and can be cured with a lot of work and insight.

Dysfunctional Displacement

One thing unites both behavioral and substance addictions: displacement.

Eating Addiction

Not long ago, scientists believed food could not be addictive. Now the research is in, eating addiction is real, and there is hope for possible treatments.