Our response was to launch a prodcast, “This Week in Candy Cornness,” a five-installment commentary on a pressing issue of our day (in this case, candy corn). How does a prodcast differ from a podcast? A podcast is an audio recording you listen to. We have no recording equipment, so our prodcast is a page to be read -- and once read, hopefully it will prod you into taking action to protect the dignity of candy corn consumers.
This is the fourth installment. Previous episodes can be found HERE (1st), HERE (2nd) and HERE (3rd).
Candy corn addiction and rehabilitation centers.
Celebrities Addicted to Candy Corn
Below the Addiction Centers
Waiting for an Apology: An Update
Below the Candy Corn Addicts
CANDY CORN ADDICTION & REHAB CENTERS
Candy corn addiction is a serious public health issue. Professional help can be obtained at the National Candy Corn Addiction Center in Washerst, PA, the birthplace of Emmett Lee Dickinson (the inventor of candy corn) or at the American Candy Corn Rehabilitation Center in Ithaca, New York.
Each location offers two options in the treatment journey, inpatient care or outpatient rehab, and both offer a variety of treatment therapies, including biofeedback therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, experiential therapy, faith-based candy corn rehab, motivational enhancement therapy, and holistic therapy.
Both the Candy Corn Addiction Center and the American Candy Corn Rehabilitation Center take a big picture approach to addiction treatment by addressing each client as a whole person. Candy corn addiction therapists work tirelessly considering how factors such as lifestyles, environment, health and co-occurring mental health disorders may play a part in addictions involving candy corn
"I had been eating candy corn since I was 12 or 13-years-old, and I actually managed okay as a pretty heavy consumer my whole life. There were days when I'd eat candy corn into a stupor. When I realized I had missed my son's wedding from a candy corn sugar coma, I was completely disgusted with myself and sought treatment."
“When I first started taking prescription pills, I didn’t think I had a problem. I had a good job on 'Save by the Bell' and lots of friends. After a while though, I lost my job and slowly my friends. Thing is, I barely even noticed or cared. Finally, I got treatment after horrible withdrawals. Now that I am in recovery, I understand how blinding my addiction actually was.”
“I’ve been in recovery for 23 years, and I’ve relapsed seven times. But, the support I get in the recovery community has helped me every time I start eating candy corn again. No judgment, just help and support. Without my recovery program, I know I would have eaten tons of the stuff and into an early grave. Recovery isn’t always easy, but it certainly beats the alternative.”
WAITING FOR AN APOLOGY: AN UPDATE
"I have but one demand," proclaimed Ms. Koren, "that Mr. White recant his statement, and that he apologize."
Yes, we realize that is actually two demands, but we did not want to correct Ms. Koren. Since she has been on hold for three weeks, she is currently in a very ill-defined state of consciousness, and she is very near a state of rage. We thought it best at the time to remain silent.
Pictured below: An exclusive photo of Candace "Candy" Koren -- still on hold with the corporate headquarters of TWIB.FM in Oakland, California.
COMING NEXT WEEK
Next week we will take a look at candy corn festivals around the world, the "War on National Candy Corn Day," and more!