Listen to Dr. Sack’s interview on America Weekend below. The segment included talking points on addiction and mental health awareness month and the stigma of receiving treatment, porn addiction via technology, food addiction: including sugar addiction and caffeine, addiction via technology across the board including online sports gambling and what signs should be looked for when trying to spot addiction. The segment also included touching on addiction and policies with regards to cost of addictive products such as nicotine and the government and insurance being held accountable for enforcing these parody law. Lastly, the interview discussed presidential candidates and the topic of addiction.
Dr. Sack is featured in a five articles on Yahoo! Voices in a series of articles regarding super morbidly obese individuals and their enablers.
The first article titled, “Why Do Spouses of Bedridden Obese Overfeed Them?” Dr. Sack explains that the person who enables the addict, wants to show their unconditional love and acceptance for the obese individual. Many of these enablers believe that “providing ‘help’ gives them some sense of control in an unmanageable situation.”
The second article titled, “How Do Bedridden Obese Manipulate Their Enabler?” Dr. Sack discusses that “changes in the chemistry of the brain can cause people struggling with food addiction to manipulate others if that’s what it takes to get more of their drug (food). If the enabler tries to stop enabling, the food addict may use a number of strategies to elicit compliance and may use threats, guilt and heartbreaking pleas that are extremely persuasive, especially when used against someone who is codependent.” (more…)
Dr. Sack’s article titled, “Protecting Home Turf in the Fight Against Processed Food”, is currently being featured in the Healthy Living section of The Huffington Post (32 Million UVPM). Dr. Sack discusses whether or not junk food is addictive, and offers tips families can follow to prevent themselves from junk food addiction, including to: Leverage Your Buying Power, Take Initiative, Be Health-Inspired, Read Labels and to Decode Marketing Messages.