Do you think addiction to food - and being very overweight is as bad as an addiction to alcohol, etc? I think, in the long run, being very overweight can be just as detrimental to your health as substance abuse. It can lead to a multiple of health problems such as diabetes, depression, knew problems and more. I personally have struggled with weight loss. I know a lot of weight a few years ago and have kept it off. Well, I'll be honest I have gained about 10 lbs back but I'm working on losing that again, and I"m technically not overweight now. Thoughts?