My mother recently decided to help herself to some of my brother and my prescripton medication. She's been clean for less than a week. My mom was obese. Morbidly. She had a surgery to have her stomach stapled shut. Which made her physically unable to eat. Well, she got skinny. And she's pretty skinny now. But you take away a fat person's food, and what do they have left? Mom became an alcoholic. It was pretty awful, but the addiction to our meds has been far worse. A doctor told my mom it's very common that gastric bypass patients to develope drug and alcohol addictions. Do you think food is as much of a drug as any other illegal/addicting substances?