Tag Archives: 12 Step program

The American Treatment Industry

Try to figure out the success rate of a twelve step program for any compulsive disorder, be it drugs, alcohol, sex, gambing, eating. Alcoholics Anonymous, for instance, keeps no records of who is a member, for their privacy of course, … Continue reading

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Sharing a Lucky Streak

I watched a movie from the 80s in which a habitual gambler gets a sure-thing tip on a horse from a friend, he bets the horse and wins. Thing is he has a gambling problem and shouldn’t be betting but … Continue reading

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Shame and Blame

I was reading the Times this morning and ran across this article, “The Problem With ‘Fat Talk’”. Is it really such a big deal if you tell everyone how fat you feel? After all, a simple ā€œIā€™m so fat!ā€ can … Continue reading

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Carb Fast

I am trying to go on a three week fast away from all carbs. However, I am addicted to them, so I keep eating or drinking carbs. When I am not eating or drinking them I am thinking about how … Continue reading

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One Large Coke

Went to the theater yesterday and watched the movie “Whiplash”. Had a bucket of popcorn and a regular sweetened Coke. I didn’t drink it all! I shared it and we left about half of it in the theater. Earlier we … Continue reading

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Back in the News

Sugar addiction gets another shoutout in this morning’s New York Times. Substance use disorders, defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, exist when at least two to three symptoms from a list of 11 are present. In … Continue reading

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