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Our Mission

Advocating widespread acceptance of food addiction as a disease of substance abuse and the availability of effective abstinence-based solutions.


Webinar Schedule 2017

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017 – To be announced

All webinars to date can be viewed on YouTube. Click here to watch now!


The Food Addiction Institute is an educational institution. Our priority is to reach out to healthcare and allied health providers who serve patients or clients who are or may be addicted to (dependent on) one or more foods or to volume eating.

  • We provide up to date information about initial screening, diagnosis and treatment.
  • We also provide information to those afflicted with food addiction (substance dependency).
  • We refer them to sources of information, support and appropriate professional assistance.

Food Junkies COVERFood Junkies: The Truth about Food Addiction is now available on Audible

Get your copy here.

Food Addiction Conference at UMASS

Food Addiction Conferences

Co-sponsored by the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and the Food Addiction Institute
[Resources from the 2015 Conference]     [Resources from the 2014 Conference]

FAI’s Vision

  1. Help identify and expand knowledge about food addiction.
  2. Provide professional and public education about food addiction as a treatable chemical dependency to physicians, dieticians, therapists, counselors and allied health professionals, internationally.
  3. Offer information about promising new practices for the treatment of food addiction.
  4. Supply resources for those who may be food addicted.
  5. Create a forum for the development and dissemination of innovative and effective public health strategies related to the prevention, mitigation and treatment of food addiction.

We invite you to join us in this work. And please do consider: Signing up for our newsletter.

This website is designed to be helpful to health professionals. Research scientists, journalists, and those who are or might be food addicted may also find it helpful. If you are looking for information about food addiction for yourself, go to the section titled “For Food Addicts,” above.