It is never a good thing to have an addiction to drugs or alcohol. But have you ever heard of food addiction? Not many people would say that addictions can be to food on the scale they are to drugs or alcohol, but it can be. Food addiction is just as destructive to the body and to your life. Fortunately, if you’re looking for how to overcome food addiction, there is help available.
People with an addiction to food tend to use food as a way to cope with certain things in their lives that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to in a different manner. Many of those with food addiction in South Florida have addictions to food that you find at the supermarket such as candy, cookies, ice cream, and many other types of food. Overeating these substances will cause weight gain eventually and lead to either worse addiction or cause/ increase mental disorders such and depression and anxiety.
However this may be more of the common types of food addiction, there are some that are extremely rare, but do happen. One of the strangest is pica. Pica is a food addiction that is characterized by the consumption of non-food items such as paper, dirt, soap, and numerous other substances. Those with pica will pig out on stuff that other people would even dare to ever consume.
Fortunately, if you suffer from food addiction in South Florida, The Delray Center for Healing is here to help.
We have over 10 years of experience helping others with their addictions and leading them on the path to sobriety successfully. Don’t delay, call today. Our team of qualified professionals is here to help you.
Since 2003, the Delray Center for Healing has provided exceptional psychiatric and therapeutic care for mental health, eating, and substance use disorders. To learn more about our philosophy and treatment approach, download our free e-book, “Psychiatry Redefined,” written by our founder and medical director, Raul J. Rodriguez, MD.