She’s Addicted to What? 

( – A law student from New York, grappling with an unconventional addiction to cheese, is currently undergoing treatment in a rehabilitation program that costs $6,000 per week, according to a report.

Adela Cojab, aged 27, candidly discusses her battle with this dependency and her path toward recovery in an interview with The New York Post, cited by The Daily Caller.

During her junior year at New York University, Cojab found her cravings intensifying, leading her to consume copious amounts of cheese.

She rationalized this as a financially prudent way to alleviate stress, according to The Post.

In detailing her struggles, Cojab described her routine purchases of inexpensive cheddar and Parmesan.

“I stopped by either Morton Williams or by Whole Foods and I would just buy cheese, and I would literally just eat a block of cheese with my hands,” Cojab explained.

“It was the only thing that would make me feel somewhat whole,” she added.

Her consumption escalated to approximately 5.5 blocks of cheese weekly, including Parmesan crisps.

Even her attempts to prepare a salad ended with lettuce merely serving as an accompaniment to her cheese portions, the publication noted.

Dr. Neal Barnard, author of “The Cheese Trap,” suggests that cheese dependency may stem from its high levels of fat, salt, and casein, which impacts the brain similarly to opiates, earning cheese the name “dairy crack.”

Cojab, who is also the president of NYU’s Zionist student organization Realize Israel, encountered heightened stress due to campus political dynamics and activism.

This stress, combined with her dietary habits, precipitated serious health problems, including an increase in weight to 172 pounds, disruption of her menstrual cycle, and an elevated risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the report.

A family intervention ultimately prompted Cojab to seek assistance at Hilton Head Health in South Carolina, a wellness retreat where the cost of treatment starts at $5,820 weekly.

Upon entering rehabilitation, she acquired skills to manage her diet, monitor caloric intake, and select healthier snack alternatives, the report detailed.

Despite her advancements, Cojab acknowledges the occasional lapse during tense periods, such as during recent anti-Israel protests on campuses.

“I dabble, but not in the way that I used to before. When I’m really stressed, I’ll have a block of cheese, but it doesn’t happen that often,” she admitted.

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