October Program To Help Those Who Can't Stop Eating
SHiFT – Recovery by ACORN launches five-week program beginning on October 11 in Kissimmee, FL
"I struggled with weight problems for most of my life. The solution, I was told, was either, 'Eat less and exercise more,' or, 'Work on your emotional issues with a good therapist,'"
Over four years ago, Ms. Leith, who has a background in drug and alcohol counseling at a Vancouver-based treatment center, traveled to Florida for an Acorn Primary Intensive program where she was introduced to the concept of food addiction.
"I never before believed it was possible to be physically addicted to certain food substances,"
Ms. Leith, who has since lost over 140 pounds and kept it off for over three years, was so impressed with the Acorn program that she bought the company earlier this year.
"Acorn has been supporting people with food addiction for over 25 years. This program saved my life, without a doubt. That is why I decided switch my focus as an addictions counselor from working with drug and alcohol addiction to working with people struggling with food addiction," she said.
Ms. Leith rebranded the company to include the SHiFT label: Sobriety, Hope, Freedom, and Transformation. Currently, Ms. Leith is working to bring SHiFT – Recovery by Acorn to as many food addicts as possible.
To that end, Ms. Leith will be facilitating a new five-week program beginning with a six-day intensive food addiction in-patient treatment stay on October 11 in Kissimmee, FL.
The five-week program includes a six-day stay at an abstinent facility and a 30-Day Aftercare program that will provide attendees with a transition into life back home for the outpatient portion of the program.
"I feel a personal responsibility to help those who are in so much pain learn to live a life free of food obsession and experience the miracles I have," Ms. Leith said. "It's an amazing life now."
For more information about the five-week program or to take a quiz to determine if you are a food addict, call 941-378-2122 or visit the SHiFT website at www.foodaddiction.com.