More than 70 million Americans battle with food addiction. Approximately half of those who are obese also suffer from food addiction. Nearly 900 people die every day in the US from causes attributed to obesity.
So what is food addiction? Also known as binge eating disorder, food addiction exists when an individual craves specific food (generally high-calorie, high-fat and high-sugar) to the point that they are unable to think of anything else until eating it. In America, unhealthy food is regularly available around the clock, making it a tough place to live for someone addicting to eating.
The majority of those with food addiction will never seek treatment. We want to change that for the better. Here are three food addiction helplines that are free and anonymous, available for anyone seeking help or support with an addiction to food and/or a binge eating disorder. Call today.
Call us anytime at 855-945-4310 to reach a behavioral health specialist who can provide counseling, information, and resources for food addiction treatment. You may also visit our homepage where you’ll find access to a wealth of more info, including an option to have a specialist call you directly.
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) exists to provide free peer support services to anyone battling with food addiction, or any type of eating disorder. Call the helpline anytime at 888-375-7767 for counseling, treatment referrals and more, or visit the ANAD website by clicking here.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting those affected by food addiction and other eating disorders. Call their helpline at 800-931-2237 from Monday to Thursday 11am-9pm or on Fridays 11am-5pm. You may also text the same number from Mon-Thurs 3pm-6pm or Fridays 1pm-5pm. Visit the NEDA website by clicking here.