i’ve worked in addictions my whole career and alcohol and drug addictions are frustrating. there is so much relapse, so much lack of control. at the heart of it i was always fairly jalous. alcohol and drugs are ridiculously addictive. but at the end of the day, there is no cocaine in your corn flakes. you don’t have to drink alcohol to sustain yourself. i was jealous of their ability to just give up their addiction, to avoid it.
this morning i was reading this article by david katz about food being addictive, and it makes instinctive sense to me.
if we have an addiction to something you need to live, is there ever recovery?