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Karen Thomson: Cocaine was a Piece of Cake Compared to Coping with a Sugar Addiction

Sugar FreeSuikervryKaren Thomson, co-author of Sugar Free (Afrikaans: Suikervry), recently shared a post on her website Sugar Free Revolution about the journey of beating her addiction to sugar.

Thomson, who is a recovering cocaine addict and also battled with anorexia and bulimia, says that being addicted to sugar was more damaging to her relationships and professional life than any other habit or substance.

Constantly seeking another sugar-hit, Thomson says, made her constantly distracted and compounded her self-doubt and insecurity.

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We hear all sorts of stories about how addiction – drugs, alcohol, gambling – affect people in their jobs. Lethargy, tardiness, absenteeism, the list goes on. For me, when I was in the throes of addiction, the most damaging manifestation of my addictions was obsession. The all-consuming thoughts about how and when I would get more.

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