Binge Eating and Binge Drinking: Same Origins

By Dixie Brown, MS, ICAADC, CAP, LCAS, Executive Director of Willow Place for Women Occasional binge eating and binge drinking is somewhat expected. American culture tends to lend itself to overindulgence. Certain national holidays even seem to revolve around the concept of overdoing it – Christmas and Thanksgiving, to name a few. Christmas is a […]

Binge Eating Disorder and Substance Abuse

Jamie Lopez - BED & substance abuse

By Jamie Lopez, PhD, Eating Disorder Program Director, Willow Place for Women The more the link between eating disorders and substance abuse is studied, the more apparent it becomes that women who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction tend to simultaneously suffer from some form of disordered eating. Studies by the National Center on Addiction […]