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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 24, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Sibley Hospital, Main Bldg, Level G, Private Dining Room 3
5255 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC

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