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(p. 254) Relationships between Drugs of Abuse and Eating 

(p. 254) Relationships between Drugs of Abuse and Eating
(p. 254) Relationships between Drugs of Abuse and Eating

Daniel M. Blumenthal

and Mark S. Gold

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date: 09 May 2021

This chapter explores this relationship between food and drugs of abuse. Section one presents the DSM-IV definition of substance dependence and the clinical stages of addiction. Section two highlights important clinical, neurobiological, and social evidence that food addiction occurs and should be recognized as a neurobiobehavioral disease. The third and final section of this chapter presents an argument for using alcohol dependence as a model for furthering our understanding of food dependence.

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