3 thoughts on “5 Lessons Addicts Can Learn from Weight Watchers

  • July 2, 2014 at 11:43 am

    This article would have been better if it had not focused so much on AA. In the area on one size does not fit all would have been a good place to talk about the many other support groups available to people besides AA such as LifeRing, SOS, Women for Sobriety, Celebrate Recovery, SMART recovery, etc.

  • July 4, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I am an alcoholic and I am a 45 year old male, so I am getting fat.
    It was easier to quit drinking than it has been to lose weight.
    After all, one beer can possibly set off a pretty ugly chain reaction but one bowl of ice cream. That can’t hurt a person, can it?

    • July 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Yes – one bowl of ice cream CAN be that bad. I have battled weight issues for 35 years, gaining 50 lbs in 3 months after my daughter was diagnosed at 4 months with some serious disabilities. I ate for the comfort, just as surely as someone wuold use alcohol or drugs. Today, after years of “working on recovery” I am starting to get a grip on trigger foods – ice cream could be one of them. I don’t know if it would cause relapse, but I’m not sure I want to research it anymore.


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