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Tue, Apr 09


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2024 Giving Challenge: Be The One!

Get Ready to Connect, Collaborate, Come Together To support The Food Addiction Institute's participation in The 2024 Giving Challenge presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. 24 Hours to donate with a matched amount up to $100 from 12 Noon ET April 9 until 12 Noon ET April 10, 2024

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2024 Giving Challenge: Be The One!
2024 Giving Challenge: Be The One!

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Apr 09, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT – Apr 10, 2024, 12:00 PM EDT

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About the event

RSVP to participate during the 24 Hour Online Giving Event!!!!

You can donate directly on the FAI page here:

Your generosity enables FAI to help more people get the treatment they need to recovery from food addiction as a substance use disorder!

The Food Addiction Institute, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt US organization, promotes acceptance of food addiction as a substance use disorder and access to abstinence-based treatment for recovery from food addiction.

  • Provide public and professional resources about food addiction as a substance use disorder aligned with the DSM-5-TR. 
  • Contribute to expanding  knowledge about effective, abstinent based treatment for food addiction recovery. 
  • Create a forum for the development and dissemination of innovative and effective public health strategies related to the prevention, identification and treatment of food addiction.
  • Offer information about evidence-based treatment that incorporates an abstinent program for recovery from food addiction, withdrawal, tolerance, relapse and long term recovery maintenance. 
  • Expand availability of INFACT™ Certified Food Addiction Professionals™ (CFAP™) to effectively treat food addiction as a substance use disorder.

The Food Addiction Institute (FAI) was first conceived and founded by Phil Werdell, a long time food addiction professional, food addiction treatment provider and leader in the field. It began in 2005 as a conversation among food addiction professionals and recovering food addicts about what was needed to effectively address the food addiction crisis within the obesity epidemic.  In the early years, FAI efforts focused primarily on collecting research that was slowly being generated to validate food addiction as a distinct medical condition and to recognize food addicts as people requiring unique approaches to treatment for successful recovery from food addiction. FAI collected best practices from leading treatment professionals and a list of publications for healthcare providers was assembled.  In January 2017, the FAI Board of Directors committed to serving  those suffering from food as a substance use disorder with a focus on greater advocacy.


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