September is National Recovery Month

Pregnancy and Addiction to Junk Food

Pregnancy and Addiction to Junk Food Those that struggle with food addiction may find that, when combined with pregnancy, they are more likely to relapse. According to an article in BoldSky, foods that contain high amounts of salt and/or sugar are more likely to be addictive to the human body. Research has shown that women are more likely to succumb to ‘cravings’ than their male counterparts.

Women who are pregnant and consuming high amounts of junk food because of their struggle with food addiction are more likely to cause harmful effects to their unborn child. This is because the consumption of high levels of salt and sugar can cause stroke, diabetes, or cardiac conditions.

If you are someone who is pregnant and struggling with food addiction there is help available. There are many anonymous groups in your area that can help you food ad-diction. One group that is drenched in the 12 Steps is Overeaters Anonymous. This program is for persons who struggle with food addiction. The group helps those that struggle with overeating, compulsive eating, binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia. People who struggle with food addiction are all welcome to attend this type of meeting to help get the support that they need from those that are going through a similar experience.

An Overeaters Anonymous group can be found in Orange County, CA at: oaoci.org.

Residential treatment is also available for those that are pregnant and struggle with food addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction to food and is pregnant please give us a call. Our caring admissions counselors are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to take your call. We can help you find the treatment that you or your loved one needs and deserves.

New Directions for Women is a treatment facility located in California that offers help to women of all ages, pregnant women in any trimester, and women with children. Founded in 1977, our courageous and visionary founders asked for the help of Newport Beach Junior League members to fulfill their vision of a tranquil home-like facility that would treat women with dignity and respect. Our caring admissions counselors are available 24/7 to take your call and answer any questions you may have on getting help. Reach us by phone at 800-93-WOMEN. We can help. Stay in the loop with New Directions for Women by connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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