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The Fraught Relationship Between Alcohol and Eating Disorders

How drinking helped me starve myself — and learn to eat again

Photo by Monica Silva on Unsplash

On a trip to the library during my senior year of college, when I was at a nadir in my anorexia — three months before entering rehab — I collapsed on a staircase, faint from food deprivation and overexertion. I wasn’t sure I’d make it back to my dorm. There…

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Kate Willsky

Kate Willsky

Brooklyn-based writer and apple enthusiast (the fruit, not the tech company). My writing has appeared on Eater, Vice, Food52, Liquor.com, Self, and elsewhere.

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