"An addiction is an obsession over something that takes over your mind and your every thought. You think that you can’t live without it. For me, it was not eating and purging and self harming and… It was really difficult to be able to stop. I didn’t think that I had a problem. I knew that I’d lost weight, I knew what I was doing was wrong but I never could admit that I had a problem because I never that it was bad enough. You know, I always thought, I don’t have a problem because I’m not x amount of pounds. You know, I’m not doing it this many times a day; I’m not as sick as so-and-so; I haven’t ended up in the hospital yet; I haven’t gone to treatment. You know, there’s always someone sicker than you."