Can an Intervention be Arranged for Obesity, for a Food Addict?
Should I try a food addiction intervention? Is there such a thing? I am almost ready to leave him if he won’t at least try to get healthier. I can’t stand watching this anymore. What kind of treatment does he need?
William Anderson Says...
Absolutely, you can have an intervention for a food addict. It sounds like you have the ingredients for an effective session. Once you select a therapist/counselor to work with, you can tell the therapist you are considering leaving your husband, and you can have a couple's session to help decide what to do. Learning that you have talked to a counselor about possibly leaving him will be a powerful wake-up call for your husband, and the counselor will help create an effective plan of action. It will be much more effective than just another go-around about it with only the two of you.
Find a counselor with expertise in both family therapy and eating disorders. You can call treatment centers for referrals to therapists near you, and you can search online therapist directories, which should detail the areas of expertise for each therapist listed. Make an appointment for just yourself to meet with the therapist, and then go from there.
Start searching and making calls. Best wishes.
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