From one addiction to another - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-13-2010, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 69

From one addiction to another


HI Everyone, It's been 78 days for me and I have switched my addiction from alcohol to food. I have always been struggling with my weight but now I haved gained about 20lbs since I've stopped drinking. And I eat it as if I'm binging.

Is there anyway to break these addictions? If I stop the food addiction, what will be next? I don't want to go back to drinking? Can I ever live a normal life without having to be addicted to something?

Theresa
gr8t2bme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Lilly03's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: home
Posts: 205
Blog Entries: 18
I have several addictions and for me it all comes down to coping skills.
__________________
There is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.
Arthur Rubinstein
10/03/10
Lilly03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2010, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Stang's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 651
Quote:
Originally Posted by gr8t2bme View Post
HI Everyone, It's been 78 days for me and I have switched my addiction from alcohol to food. I have always been struggling with my weight but now I haved gained about 20lbs since I've stopped drinking. And I eat it as if I'm binging.

Is there anyway to break these addictions? If I stop the food addiction, what will be next? I don't want to go back to drinking? Can I ever live a normal life without having to be addicted to something?

Theresa
For me it was coffee and that's starting to slack up. If you go to an AA meeting you'll se the cigarette smoke plume from a mile away before ya get there! They need gallon size coffee cups also.
I don't know what to tell you other than eat healthy foods and stay busy to keep your mind off of it.
Stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2010, 04:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
Dismember
 
Isaiah's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Mitten, USA
Posts: 1,641
Blog Entries: 2
You can break the cycle, absolutely. We turn from one thing to another because we need something to serve a purpose. But alcohol and food are not otherwise similar at all. Might just take some changes: psychological, habits, change your routine up. There's a section of SR for eating issues too, if you haven't seen that yet you might find some good information there.
__________________
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.” Anais Nin
Isaiah is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Isaiah For This Useful Post:
LaFemme (11-13-2010)
Old 11-13-2010, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
ItWillBeWorthIt's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,412
Hi Theresa:

You sound like me. I too have been eating so much since I quit drinking... but I never ate anything when I was drinking... basically I was an anorexic. Just got calories from drinking. I am not overweight, but do know that I have to curb my appetite or I will become overweight.

What I have been doing is starting to exercise for two reasons, it keeps my mind off food and increases my metabolism. I think eating healthy food makes a difference as well, because you can nibble on more vegetables and fruit than pantries, etc. I have been trying my best to eliminate sugar, dairy, and wheat products. I have seen some improvement with my cravings. Sugar is a tough one to get rid of... well for me it has been. I don't keep it in the house anymore, if I have a really bad crazing for it I go with jam and toast.

It may also have something to do with food tasting so good when one is sober.

Oh, I haven't had a drink for approx. 86 days...

Hang in there... I think your cravings will diminish... just stay away from drinking.
__________________
The future is mine!

May


“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there”

Charles R. Kettering

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”

William Allen White
ItWillBeWorthIt is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ItWillBeWorthIt For This Useful Post:
gr8t2bme (11-13-2010)
Old 11-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CA desert
Posts: 1,599
Some people here may tell ya I've switched from a booze addiction to food, but don't let them kid ya, it's not true.

Just because I like to eat say, seven or eight times a day doesn't mean I'm addicted.
just because I check the ads for deals each week, and plan my shopping before I go doesn't mean I'm addicted.

However, I will concede, when I drool so bad over a two-for-one ice cream special sale that puddles form on the floor, I might, just maybe have a problem.

However, I've never gotten a EWD (Eating While Driving), although I have had a couple coffee spills that caused a great outcry and alarm.

Maybe try to increase the amount of exercise you get, one thing I do is park instead of using the drive-thru, lol.

If ya have to gain a few pounds to stop drinking, well, that's ok in my book.
__________________
Today is a clean slate. What happened yesterday is gone, what happens today depends on me.

Reach for the stars, but keep a ladder handy just in case you've got to climb a bit.
firestorm090 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 PM.