Reblogging this–a question came up in the mercury support group of addiction, and I thought of Kathleen Desmaisons’ work. It’s been awhile since I blogged about her wonderful book, so I thought it appropriate for today.
Originally posted on Dolphin:
Along those lines, I’ve posted before, but it bears repeating, that I don’t believe that it is a character issue, but that alcoholism is a chemical imbalance of some sort.
In the great book, Potatoes Not Prozac, Kathleen Desmaisons wrote about her experience in counseling alcoholics. (It’s been awhile since I read the book, so I’m going on memory) In it, she describes counseling people who really wanted to quit drinking, but were unable to. She began asking them about diet, and discovered that they reacted to sugar much more so than the average person. They would get spikes in their blood levels after eating sugar–a high with it. That is, when they saw a plate of cookies…
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