Join clinicians from The Bella Vita eating disorder clinic in the Santa Clarita recovery community as they talk with host Bob Sharits to discuss recovery and hope from the suffering of eating disorders and co-occurring process addictions.
Understanding Eating Disorders
One of the first concepts to understanding eating disorders is to realize that the disorder is not simply about food. Understanding eating disorders requires an individual to identify and explore emotional, physical and mental dynamics fueling their eating disorder. If you believe you or a loved one may be suffering from an eating disorder, learn more about the most common eating disorders.
Process addictions are behavioral addictions to activities or processes, such as gambling, eating, tanning, video gaming, financial spending, sexual intercourse, and internet activities.
Research has suggested that process addictions can be just as debilitating and difficult to overcome as drug and alcohol addictions.
Like all addictions, behaviors are typically ones that the individual continues to engage in, regardless of the adverse consequences, such as financial loss, legal issues, and health concerns.
Enjoyment in activities may change and decrease over time and become habitual or compulsive.
Other research has indicated that genetic factors can increase a person’s likelihood to have a process addition. Gambling, binge eating, and compulsive sex are associated with neuro-biological features in the brain that are similar to those found in association with substance use disorders.
About The Way Out Recovery Hour:
The Way Out Recovery Hour live every Monday at Noon on KHTS, Your Hometown Station will offer hard-hitting facts and discussion about Addiction, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery. Talking openly about tough issues can begin the healing process for Teens, Adults, and Families. The Way Out Recovery Hour will engage prominent community members and organizations in Santa Clarita.