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After some years in another recovery program, I discovered I had substituted food for the alcohol I was no longer drinking. From childhood I had been using food for comfort and as a cushion against the discomforts of the world. I was a heavy child and lost weight just before entering high school. In my teen years I was distracted from the food by boys, drugs, and alcohol. I starved myself to get the boys’ attention, but when I got it, I had no idea how to handle it. When I was on my own and my parents weren’t there

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