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Is Eating Distress An Addiction?
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Is Eating Distress an Addiction or Not?

It is said that eating distress is an addiction.  I beg to differ.  Granted, when the urges used to hit, I felt that I couldn't control it, and that I just had to get on with it, and to hell with the consequences - maybe, in essence, that's the same thing.   
 
A behaviour can't be an addiction, can it?  Now I believe so, as everyone has an addiction of sorts, some healthier than others.
 
If it is not an addiction then what is it?  A compulsion yes, most definitely - but not an addiction.  Me, an addict?  Hell no!