Food Addiction Twelve-Step Group
The idea that a person can be addicted to food has recently gotten more support from science. Experiments in animals and humans show that, for some people, the same reward and pleasure centers of the brain that are triggered by addictive drugs are also activated by food, especially highly palatable foods like those rich in sugar, fat and salt. Like addictive drugs, highly palatable foods trigger feel-good brain chemicals such as dopamine. Once people experience pleasure associated with increased dopamine transmission in the brain’s reward pathway from eating certain foods, they quickly feel the need to eat again (WebMD).
Twelve-Step recovery is a meeting of peers who share a common problem and a desire to recover from a particular problem. This program is based on Alcoholics Anonymous; a highly successful program which uses selfintrospection and development of self to develop skills to recover from such problems and live a happier and more spiritually fulfilling life. Twelve-Step recovery is not a religious program, though spiritual in nature.
All people are welcome to attend who seek a safe and caring space to begin their journey.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Main, Level G, Private Dining Room 3.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sibley Hospital, Main Bldg, Level G, Private Dining Room 3
5255 Loughboro Road, NW