This story was something I needed to read this morning. I am struggling with addiction as a well and I know it’s gotten really bad. I have decided 2019 is the year I finally kick the junk food habit for good. I have had issues with food for as long as I can remember and just like drugs or alcohol it can also be addicting. It’s disgusting how much money I have wasted. Your words struck me though, particularly the part about making excuses about how bad it is. I know this addiction is killing me slowly, but this was my wake up call. I wish you continued success and sobriety and thank you so much for this article!