Treating an Eating Disorder and Co-occurring Addiction

Scattered pills and tape measure

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Kristy’s road to trauma recovery: “I can overcome this; I can stand up again.”

Posted on 04/03/19 02:01:pm It’s estimated about 5 million adults in the U.S. are affected by posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year. PTSD can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event like a life-threatening accident, physical or sexual assault, the sudden death of a loved one, combat, a motor vehicle accident, or a natural […]

Eating disorder treatment helps patients overcome their feared foods

As a society, we’ve labeled foods like ice cream, cake, and other indulgent snacks as bad or forbidden, assigning them a level of guilt when eaten. For someone with an eating disorder, that guilt becomes unbearable. Avoidance patterns and fear of certain foods—usually those high in calories, fat, or carbs—are common results of eating disorders, […]

3 tips for talking about body image in summertime when concerns often peak

Going to the beach. Splashing around the pool. Attending barbecues. S’mores and bonfires. Summertime is all about fun times with friends and family. For many, these activities are happily anticipated—but for those struggling with body image concerns, these occasions are often filled with dread. Body image encompasses not only an individual’s perception of his or […]

\”This Was The Best Of All Worlds\”

John F. Kennedy once said, \”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.\” As cliche it is to begin a blog post with a historical quote, this cliche is entirely warranted because of the weekend I just had. The 2017 ANAD […]

\”This Was The Best Of All Worlds\”

John F. Kennedy once said, \”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.\” As cliche it is to begin a blog post with a historical quote, this cliche is entirely warranted because of the weekend I just had. The 2017 ANAD […]

\”This Was The Best Of All Worlds\”

John F. Kennedy once said, \”As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.\” As cliche it is to begin a blog post with a historical quote, this cliche is entirely warranted because of the weekend I just had. The 2017 ANAD […]

Am I Good Enough?

What does an eating disorder look like to you? A skeletal frame from every angle? This is the image that most people think of. And though most people would not be wrong, they also would not be right. An eating disorder can literally come in all shapes and sizes, so when people try to apply […]

The World Is My Trigger.

To live in a country that boasts itself to be “The land of the free,” I find that I have felt overwhelmed and suffocated by the amount of marketing stimuli and product pushing that is thrown in my face on a daily basis. And even on my good days – I’m not always feeling that […]