1. Understanding Food Addiction

    Food, like chemical substances, can be addicting. Many people use food as a comfort when feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Foods high in sugar, salt, starch and fat are the most addictive and can trigger the brain with “feel-good” chemicals, similarly to heroin or cocaine. When food addicts...
  2. Effects of Spring Break on Body Image

    Spring break is right around the corner. For many high school and college students, spring break brings increased insecurities about their bodies. The idea of hitting the beach or lying out by the pool in a bathing suit with friends and fellow classmates can be paralyzing for individuals who suffer...
  1. Tennie Talks About Terry from A&E’s “Intervention”

    Earlier this year, A&E’s hit show “Intervention” featured Terry, an alcoholic and compulsive overeater. Tennie was called in to help counsel Terry and Shades of Hope was enlisted to provide treatment for Terry’s addictions and eating disorders. We asked Tennie to provide some additional background information about Terry’s situation that wasn’t...
  2. Shades of Hope on A&E’s “Intervention” Season Finale

    On tonight’s season finale of the A&E hit show “Intervention,” alcoholic and compulsive overeater Terry will get treatment from Tennie at Shades of Hope. Here’s a quick summary from A&E’s website about what to expect: Once a stunning model and devoted mother, Terry binges on vodka every day to escape...

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