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True or false: Over eating and/or binge eating is the same as abusing alcohol and other drugs.

True or false? What say you?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Health

Answers (15)
  • True
    Chloesmom1126

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 6:31 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • True, because it still damages your body. Maybe not as bad but it still is.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 6:31 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • It can be an addiction or a habit. But I would not say it is the same thing.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 6:32 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • True
    Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 6:32 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • true
    boobarandbell

    Answer by boobarandbell at 6:33 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • False. Though addictions are addictions the withdraw is very different. You can actually die from alcohol withdraw. You can not die from changing your eating habits. Unless you starve yourelf...but thats a different extreme and a whole nother disorder.
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:36 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Yes, they are all habits / addictions, but overeating / binge eating does not cause you to lose control of your actions and your mind like the other things. So I would say false. Most likely you are only going to hurt yourself physically when overeating. With the others there is the chance you will hurt others.
    JamieLK

    Answer by JamieLK at 6:37 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Yes, it is. Have you ever met a binge eater. They will tell you. Food is their friend, food is an escape. So are drugs and alcohol.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:43 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Drug addicts get health problems, isolate, lose loved ones, lose jobs. And your life is unmanagable. A binge eater does the same things. It's just a different poison. In fact many drug addicts and alcoholics put down the pipe and pick up the fork. One for another.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • False! It may be the same addictive personality that is being fed but it's not the same thing. Drug and alcohol abuse destroys your brain. When an alcoholic stops drinking basically they are emotionally the age they were when they started drinking. In other words, if they started drinking at 16 and quit at 30, they're still 16.
    BUTTERCUP777

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 6:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

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