Karen Thomson: Cocaine was a Piece of Cake Compared to Coping with a Sugar Addiction
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.
- Sugar Free by Karen Thomson and Kerry Hammerton
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