Whenever I would accumulate a little time between myself and eating disorder behavior, emotions would arise; so I’d pick up alcohol for comfort.
When I really got serious about my eating disorder recovery, I knew I had to give alcohol up too.
Because substance abuse and eating disorders are linked
Did you know that up to 50 percent of us — those who struggle with eating disorders —also struggle with substance abuse?
Between 30 and 50 percent of individuals with bulimia, and between 12 to 18 percent of those with anorexia, abuse or are dependent on alcohol/drugs, compared to approximately nine percent in the general population.
Is drinking a problem?