Places we recommend for guidance and support for Food Addiction Recovery
Some resources are professional-led support sessions held in different countries, by psychologists, coaches, counsellors or registered professionals like nurses, nutritionists or dietitians. They are based all over the world and are available to international members. There is typically a cost associated with their services.
Other resources are peer-to-peer led based on the addiction treatment model used successfully in substance use disorders like alcoholism and illicit drug use, these are free to attend but do not typically have the science discussed for in-depth knowledge and understanding.
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Professional-Led Support and Resources
Huntsland Nutrition CIC (HNCIC) is a not-for profit company based in the beautiful Huntsland area of Crawley Down, West Sussex, providing intensive retreats for individuals regarding Food Addiction.
The Sweet Sobriety team, based in Canada, are certified mental health and addiction clinicians who have over 20 years of combined experience working in this field. They have been in private practice working with clients one-to-one, while continuing to learn and advance the field of treatment for Food addiction.
Sweet Sobriety is also the founder of the very successful podcast Food Junkies, with over 300,000 podcasts. These details are found below in resources.
Sugar- X Global
The Sugar-X Global team, based in America, are certified coaches who have many years of experience working in food addiction. They offer group support and one-to-one support.
Peer-Peer Led Support groups
Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
OA is a free, worldwide, peer-peer led support group that is available face-to-face or online. It has been helping people to recover for 60 years using a twelve-step approach, just like Alcoholics Anonymous. OA is one of the most researched of these programs aimed at helping people with food.
Books and Podcasts
Fork in the Road – A Hopeful Guide to Food Freedom
By our fabulous Dr. Jen Unwin. Dr Jen Unwin is a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist and a leading expert in the food addiction field. This book offers a simple clear explanation of the mechanisms behind food addiction and practical advice about how to tackle it. The profits made from this book are donated to Huntsland Nutrition CIC.
Fork in the Road – 100-day Journey to Food Freedom
Dr Jen Unwin is a Consultant Clinical Health Psychologist who wrote a companion Journal to Fork in the Road – A Hopeful Guide to Food Freedom. The reader can use the daily structure and prompts of this 100-Day Progress Journal to help improve your Health and Wellbeing. The profits made from this book are donated to Huntsland Nutrition CIC.