VIRTUAL--One-day Training on Food Addiction: Controversies, Evidence, and Treatment

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
10:30AM - 5:00PM EST
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 06:30 AM until 01:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Phone
+1 (775) 434-1562
Support Email
Cost Range
Registration fee is $149.00/person and includes a printable electronic handout and/or an electronic training journal to use as a resource during the training.

Host And Instructor

Train for Change
Claire E. Wilcox, MD


C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 5.00
Upon completion of the training, participants will earn 5 NAADAC Continuing Education Credits (CE’s).

Training Overview Description

This session will review the growing evidence that some foods can act on the brain in ways that are similar to drugs of abuse, and that these effects can lead to addictive behavior around food, causing loss of control of eating, and physiologic symptoms, such as withdrawal.

Event-specific Details

We will also shed light on several ongoing controversies: namely is the “food addiction” model truly valid, and, if so, is it useful for improving the health and wellbeing of people who struggle with overeating? Finally, we will review the current evidence-based approaches for the treatment of obesity and eating disorders associated with binge eating and some recent studies on promising effective approaches to treat food addiction, in particular. We will conclude by proposing ways that the food addiction construct can be applied, today, to support recovery from overeating.