As a recovering binge eater, I strongly suspect that alcohol & sugar feed similar addiction centers. I don't know what's going on. I do know that when I was in college, I chose not to drink, b/c I had a strong suspicion that I would not be able to control it. Within five years, I was a raging sugar addict with a big time binge problem.
Then a few years ago, I learned that the reason I knew so few relatives on my mother's side ofthe family was b/c so many of them had died in the 50s & 60s of alcoholism.
Also, the person who started Radiant Recovery for sugar addiction actually started by working on alcoholics. She found a much higher success rate treating them with her diet (which, unlike most of its time, didn't shun fat and welcome lots of protein, morning, noon, & night), and she found that it worked for sugar addicts, as well.
So I've often wondered if an alcoholic could use the same tactics I used to beat sugar addiction. I'd be willing to place a large bet that it would work.
The best place in the world to be is a former addict who now has no inordinate cravings for anything. To be someone who can now imagine living forever without XYZ substance and being happy. That's such freedom.
Last edited by MamaGrok; 01-04-2013 at 11:15 AM.
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