Salad With a Side of Fries

Use, Misuse or Addiction? (feat. Jay Shfiman)

Episode Summary

We've normalized some addictions and stigmatized others. How many times have you said "I'm addicted to carbs" and then perhaps at other times judged someone for their smoking habit? We all have habits! Some can be health supportive, some destructive but they're all habits. To discuss the nuances of this often tricky subject, Jenn sits down with Jay Shifman of Choose Your Struggle. Discussing substance use, misuse and addiction, Jenn and Jay work to redefine addiction and what we think of as addicts as well as treatment. Do yourself a favor and listen to this one twice, first thinking of those around you and again, focusing on yourself. This is one to be shared! Let's change the conversation. Become a Member: https://glow.fm/saladwithasideoffries/ Want a free menu plan from Jenn? Complete this free Weight Loss Profile: https://www.tlsslim.com/bettermylifenow/weight-loss-profile/? Jay's Website: https://www.jayshifman.com/ Jay's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayshifman/ Jay's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChooseYourStruggle Jay's Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/6Y3WGwH3TA0gU0vgl791qJ Jenn's Aloe: http://bit.ly/jennsaloereco

Episode Notes

We've normalized some addictions and stigmatized others. How many times have you said "I'm addicted to carbs" and then perhaps at other times judged someone for their smoking habit? We all have habits! Some can be health supportive, some destructive but they're all habits. To discuss the nuances of this often tricky subject, Jenn sits down with Jay Shifman of Choose Your Struggle. Discussing substance use, misuse and addiction, Jenn and Jay work to redefine addiction and what we think of as addicts as well as treatment. Do yourself a favor and listen to this one twice, first thinking of those around you and again, focusing on yourself. This is one to be shared! Let's change the conversation.  

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Quotes:
"Substance use, misuse and addiction are a spectrum, a very wide spectrum." - Jay Shifman
"Probably 4-6% of people who use substances struggle with addiction...we would think, from what we hear, it's 100%; not true, it's 4-6%." - Jay Shifman
"The three most harmful substances, based on the number of people who die each year because of them, are all legal. They are alcohol, nicotine and sugar."  - Jay Shifman
"My relationship to sugar is not that dissimilar to what my relationship was when I was struggling with drug addiction." - Jay Shifman
"We look down on those who struggle instead of seeing them like someone who has cancer, an issue that needs to be treated by a doctor, we see them as a moral failure, someone who needs to be fixed." - Jay Shifman
"Community is the most important thing you can have in recovery." - Jay Shifman
"If you have one parent who struggles with any kind of overt addiction, you are 5  times more likely to struggle yourself. If you have two parents, you are 9 times more likely." - Jay Shifman
"Not all use is misuse." - Jay Shifman