So last night at support group we were talking about addiction. We had a guy that shared his story about how he used to be addicted to drugs and alcohol and how it wasn’t until his life spiraled out of control and he lived under a bridge for 6 months did he decide to get help. He has been sober for 15 years and he recently had gastric by pass surgery and he is doing really well. He was saying that he lives one day at a time even when it comes to using his tool to loose weight.
He mentioned and the Doc agreed with him, that 20 % of bariatric patients change the addiction of food for another addiction. Whether it is drugs, alcohol, shopping, exercise etc.
He mentioned some people go full tilt it one direction or the other but they don’t have a happy medium.
So my question is did you trade one vice for another? Do you find yourself with a new addiction?
After listening to this last night, I realized that my alcohol consumption has increased and it is definitely something I need to keep an eye on.