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What do I need to know about caring for someone who has a food addiction?

No cure exists for food addiction. Even if the condition is brought under control through effective treatment methods, the risk for relapse is always a possibility for a food addict. However, treatment should provide ways to prevent a relapse, including membership in a 12-step program or support group and meal planning assistance with a nutritionist. Learning how to conquer the cravings and find non-eating outlets for emotions can also reduce the risk of relapsing.

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