What a busy and challenging week it’s been! For us at SHiFT, the world-wide quarantines have provided us with an opportunity to re-think the format of some of our programs. In the weeks to come, we will be introducing several new virtual support options for both food addicts new to recovery and for our alumni.
In the meantime, we are hearing from many food addicts that being at home without support from other food addicts can be challenging. I cannot stress enough the need to keep connected to your support network during this time. If you have yet to develop a support network, now is the time to find one.
Many Twelve-Step meetings have moved online. You can find online OA meetings here. Online Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings are listed here. Grey Sheeters Anonymous video meetings are listed here and Food Addicts Anonymous phone meetings are listed here.
Keeping in touch with a sponsor if you have one, is important as is reading recovery books. Here’s a suggested reading list.
If you’re still unsure about what food addiction is, there’s some information about that here.
Whatever way you choose to connect with other food addicts in recovery, be sure to be consistent. Home alone in your head is not a good place for any food addict.
Remember, we are practicing social distancing NOT isolation.
We’re here to help if you need us.