Goal of the Handout: To compare the drug-like properties of processed foods to addictive substances.
Application: Understanding the difference between food and addictive substances could help food addicts understand why processed foods should be avoided.
Food addiction may have developed as the result of ‘food products’ being formulated to have addictive properties. It would be natural then to be confused about the difference between food and addictive foods and addictive substances since products being sold as food can have an impact similar to that of addictive substances.
Thinking about the difference between food and addictive
substances can help clarify the situation and give food addicts a better framework for food choices.