Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I am in the process of school to (I think) become a counselor, hopefully for families with children with special needs. We were talking about mental illness, and drug addiction. My teacher was saying that people use drugs or drink was a way to deal with feelings they can not adequately express ,or to help with mental illnesses, as in self medicating.
I use food to self medicate. I don't use drugs, and I don't drink (not often anyways). I use foods to try to quiet the voice inside that tell me how useless I am, how no one loves me or needs me. The voices that pull me down. I self medicate against depression with food.
There is no way to just "quit" food. You have to learn to stop using food as a medication, while still eating to keep your body going.