Is Food A Drug?

The Treatment of Food Addiction vs. Binge Eating Disorder


Sierra Tucson Professional Development Luncheon

Friday, August 28, 2015


Presented by Dorie McCubbrey, MSEd, PhD, LPC, CEDS

Owner & Clinical Director, Positive Pathways

Creator of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™

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