Eating Disorder Recovery Support

If you or your loved one has suffered with an eating disorder such as bulimia, anorexia, or binge eating, you are not alone. The very nature of eating disorders makes them very hard to treat and even harder for those who suffer from the eating disorders to feel connected to others. Because eating disorders isolate people from friends, family and other loved ones, it is absolutely imperative that eating disorder treatment include a plan for long-term recovery support.

Oftentimes when someone suffers from an eating disorder, there are other associated issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse or other emotional issues. This can also make it very hard for the person with the eating disorder to reach out to others.

Treatment and Therapy for Eating Disorders

A quality treatment center should be your first step toward finding the best recovery possible. A quality treatment center should offer you specialized treatment that is tailored just to you. Through therapy, work with dieticians, doctors and group therapy, the person in quality treatment soon finds her or himself in a place where emotions may be shared openly — sometimes for the first time ever.

Because opening up and sharing with others can be difficult and a big adjustment, it is important to seek the right treatment. Talk with staff counselors before entering treatment and get a feel for the place. Seek out credentials of staff members and ask important questions like “What will this treatment do for me or my loved one? What does treatment look like here and what are your success rates compared with other treatment centers?”

While most persons with eating disorders require intensive inpatient (stay overnight) treatment, it may not be the best fit for everyone. However, inpatient treatment is the most effective treatment path, because it allows time and staff to oversee some major life changes.

After inpatient treatment, a good treatment center should create a solid discharge plan. A discharge plan contains information about where you will go next. This should include referrals to local therapists and groups. This is often the best way to find local support groups and also a path toward maintaining continuing health.

Eating disorders are chronic. This means that they are very hard to overcome, and once they are overcome it is very hard to maintain without ongoing support. Whether you receive inpatient treatment or simply find a therapist near you, ongoing support is essential.

Find Support for Eating Disorder Recovery

We offer a toll free 24 hour helpline that is staffed by trained and experienced counselors. We can help you make a plan for ongoing treatment or simply put you in touch with local support for eating disorders. Even if your situation includes more problems, such as substance abuse or other mental health disorders, we can help you get in touch with the best treatment centers to meet your needs. Eating disorders are life-threatening. Don’t risk your life or the life of someone you love. Call today.