Treatment centers provide important relief from environmental pressures and a safe space for addicts to accomplish withdrawal and establish abstinence.  Residents also receive expert support for working through personal issues which may be a barrier to recovery of normal eating patterns.

Kay's Place, Palm Bay, Florida

Milestones in Recovery, Hollywood, Florida

Shades of Hope, Buffalo Gap, Texas

Turning Point of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

Independent Practitioners
There are four major food addiction support Groups at Facebook.  These are all closed Groups, so visitors must click on 'Join Group' and be approved before joining. Because Facebook requires a membership to enter the site, please find these Groups by using the search function at Facebook.
Food Addiction Education.This Group gives expert answers to questions concerning food addiction in an open classroom environment. It is open to food addicts, reporters, researchers, professionals, casual observers, and the like. However, the Group is explicitly closed to marketers.
Breaking Free from Food Addiction - The Kay Sheppard Group. Food addiction is characterized by obsession with food, obsession with weight and loss of control over the amount of food eaten. Addiction involves the compulsive pursuit of a mood change by engaging repeatedly in episodes of binge eating despite adverse consequences. Abstinence is achieved by the elimination of compulsive eating, volume eating, under eating, addictive eating, and all of the substances that will trigger an addictive response.
Food Addiction Recovery Food Addiction Recovery is a group that focuses on food as a drug and ways to manage that addiction. There is no right way to recovery. Your path is your own. Hopefully, through our group wisdom and support, we will all get closer to the freedom that comes when the food obsession is managed. Ask questions. Give support. 

Food Addiction - Breaking It. This is a group dedicated to recovery through nutrition, fitness and support. There is no judgement, no ridicule and no sales. This is a safe place and where members will find their lives changing for the better. Post thoughts for support and others' knowledge.


Addiction Reset Community (ARC) This is a research-based, long-term recovery program which is delivered over a daily conference call with Dr. Joan Ifland and daily discussion forums to structure recovery with a compassionate, understanding community.  Members pace their recovery so there is never any 'failure.'

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Food Addiction Books The books are selected to educate food addicts about the science behind food addiction, support for recovery, and uplifting novels to encourage reading  in support of cognitive restoration. 

Obesity/Food Addiction Summit This site was created following the Obesity/Food Addiction Summit held in Seattle in 2006. It houses the presentations given at the Summit by leading authorities in the field.

Food Addiction Research. This site provides education about the kinds of research conducted in food addiction.

Food Addicts Anonymous. This is the website for the 12 Step Group, Food Addicts Anonymous (FAA).

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. This is the website for the 12 Step Group, Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA).

It is very important to evaluate services for food addicts carefully.  Many 'weight-loss' programs can actually make food addiction worse. Services may claim to treat food addiction but leave addictive foods in the food plan.  Food plans may not have enough calories which can intensify obsession with food. Food plans which fail to balance proteins with carbohydrates may result in glucose levels which are too high or too low. Pharmaceuticals have distressing side effects including depression, memory loss, and heart disease. For any of the services listed below, food addicts are encouraged to use the food lists available under the Handout page of this site.

Independent practitioners have known about food addiction and the use of abstinent food plans since the 1980's. The practitioners listed here are familiar with supporting clients in the development of lifestyles that incorporate abstinent food plans for the long-term.  They employ recovery models that are similar to recovery from addiction to substances of abuse.



Simple short Handouts help practitioners and clients learn about the causes of food addiction and how to keep it in remission.

Tools for Understanding and recovering


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