Addicted to Food Q&A: Tennie McCarty and Tough Love
What are the basic components of the food and meal plans at Shades of Hope, and why are smoking and drinking forbidden?
[Meal plans are based on the] American Dietetic Association exchange system. Practicing eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
In reference to smoking/drinking: it has never made sense to Shades of Hope, an all-addiction facility, to allow individuals to participate in addictions. It has been that way since Shades opened its doors. Smoking/nicotine is an addiction; caffeine is an addiction.
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Published on April 05, 2011