Eating disorders are somewhat of a newer phenomenon in the world. Though eating disorders have also been an issue long in the past, society didn’t really start addressing it as a disorder until the 1950s, when it was added to the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). These kinds of disorders can be extremely dangerous towards a person’s overall well-being. Extreme weight loss/gain is something no human should ever do to their body, for the sake of their health. One thing many people don’t realize is that an eating disorder is very similar to that of a substance abuse disorder, and the two often go hand-in-hand. What we often find with people who struggle with eating disorders is that they also suffer from some kind of substance dependency, or vice versa. Today, we’re going to discuss how eating disorders and substance abuse disorders relate to each other.

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