The love for food can make us do a lot of things. And this is why we can find commonalities between the addiction towards food items and other addictions such as alcohol, drug and tobacco addiction.
Dr. Vera Tarman, who is the medical director of Renascent, a drug and alcohol treatment centre in Toronto, and an author, recently appeared in an interview to talk about the topic.
“It’s a little bit like asking what’s the difference between tobacco addiction and cocaine addiction. They’re all going to the same centre in the brain. But it’s a question of how quickly and how much you can get in right away. What’s different is how quickly it goes in and how fast it affects the brain. If we could smoke sugar, then sugar would be even more addictive than it is.” She said.