The search for relief

When talking to person's struggling with A/B and A&D what becomes quite evident is how disordered eating practices and substance misuse use the person’s experience of pain to their advantage. What gives these problems their strength is the person’s relationship with uncertainty, ideas of comparison/not measuring up, pain, or a sense of a lack of control. People clearly are not resigned to a life of feeling badly and go in search of ways to feel better.