07-20-2010, 08:10 AM
Yes, it's normal. A lot of times alcoholics will start craving sweets because it's thought that might be their way of increasing the brain's level of serotonin. Researchers think that's why they might have been addicted to alcohol, because they used the sugar to increase the serotonin in their brain.
Here's an excerpt from an article written about the connection between alcoholics, a craving for sweet foods, and serotonin levels.
"Alcohol and carbohydrates have both been shown to increase levels of serotonin in the body, the researchers explain. Low levels of this chemical can lead to depression, anxiety, aggression, and sleep problems."
edit: And by the way Glen, NOT ALL ALCHOLICS SMOKE. That's an offensive and stereotypical statement made by someone who is very small minded. I bet you're a janitor in your job, and it's no wonder.