I have been struggling w/dual addictive disorders (bulimia and alcoholism) for over 20 years. I have not had a drink in over three years, but still struggle w/the bulimia. A strong incentive for not drinking has been the fact that I am in a state monitoring program because I am in a high public risk health profession (in other words, if I relapse on mind altering substances, I could be a risk to the public). I accept the monitoring program and find it generally helpful, and think I have grown and become much happier as a person without the alcohol, but the food is still such a struggle. I am not a big fan of twelve step programs, and although I find aspects of their content very helpful (a lot of parallels w/Buddhism), I disagree w/ a lot of OAs philosphies and approaches (more so than AA) although I find the comraderie helpful. I was wondering if anyone has found alternatives that worked for them that they could contribute to a discussion topic. I realize I will likely struggle w/these impulses for the rest of my life, but really need to start working HARDER on the food aspect of my illness, as I know it is just another poor substitute for truly coping w/issues in a healthy manner. Thanks!
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