The word binge is thrown around a lot these days. Adolescents binge everything from Netflix to social media and even food. It’s all natural in a culture that has plenty to choose from and an everything in moderation mindset. But what’s moderation and what constitutes harmful binging? With substances, consistent binging can eventually turn into an addiction. But to classify binge eating as merely an addiction is problematic. Unlike narcotics, someone with a binge eating disorder can’t simply detox and then abstain from food. We must learn to live in harmony with food and with our bodies.