How does your eating disorder affect your consumption of alcohol and/or drugs, especially marijuana (not stimulants)?
In my experience, I have found that smoking pot isn't correlated to any of my eating patterns. I've smoked a fair amount at my lowest weight, at my highest weight, abstained from "munchies," you name it. However, since the onset of my ED a couple of years ago my alcohol intake directly affects my eating behaviors. I will either
a) not drink because of calories
b) drink after fasting to compensate for calories
c) have a few drinks which usually lead to a binge
d) have a few drinks following a "binge" day.
I ask because I had an anorexic friend who was on the verge of alcoholism and I couldn't get my mind around how she could refuse to eat lettuce but drink beer and the like so freely. I am the opposite of her. If you are more like me, what are your eating patterns like before and after drinking/smoking?