Yes, I thought you had read our discussion about food because this is what we were saying... I mentioned I gained 30 pounds in two months when my dad went through chemo. I think you misunderstood what we were saying, I don't know.
An addiction to anything is because of the emotional comfort you associate with it, as bad for your health as it may be. Just because its food doesn't make it not an addiction. Marijuana is not addictive, but plenty of people here admitted to being addicted to it because of, again, the emotional comfort in times of stress.
And your comment about the counselor is obvious, guy. Everyone knows a counselor can't help you with any change if you aren't willing to help yourself so I don't know why you're telling me that. Also I think I meant "therapist-type counselor" if that's why you made that comment.
I understand that that was a difficult time for you, but to me your using that as excuse for you taking yourself out of the context of taking care of yourself and being responsible for your own well-being. In the end, we are the ones responsible for ourselves not others which from your post about the therapist you seem to understand.
An addiction comes from all areas not just emotional. Its physical (your bodies reaction to triggers whether it be chemicals or shit put into your system), mental (no discipline), and spiritual (degenerated spirit, lack of self). Also marijuana is addictive because of the high you get from it. Marijuana was not intended to be smoked, anything burnt should not be ingested into the body. Plus they put tons of chemicals and bullshit into it nowadays to increase the high you get from it to make it even more addictive.
So if you understand this concept therapist, then why are you going to him/her to get "help"?
Know that my intention is not to make you feel bad. I am just expressing my own insights into this matter.