Recovering from an eating disorder is not easy. But before any treatment can begin, any treatment facility needs to understand what the person dealing with the eating disorder is going through and how their eating disorder has impacted family relationships. So we ask each person entering any treatment to meet with a licensed counselor for an extensive evaluation to help craft an individualized treatment plan. Each counselor has specific training and expertise in eating disorders and other mental health issues. Once the evaluation is complete, the individual and the counselor work together to create a unique regimen to address the specific goals identified as critical for the treatment and rebuilding of relationships. Explore residential eating disorder treatment at Crossroads today by calling our caring and compassionate treatment team today at 877.978.1667.
Effects of Eating Disorders On Relationships
Eating disorders can consume the life of someone who is suffering. They may end up saddled with negativity, deep depression, and destructive behavior. The important relationships in the person’s life take a back seat as their eating disorder develops and progresses even further. Over time, relationships with family members and those close to them can become incredibly strained and even experience irreparable damage as the eating disorder takes control.
Family and friends on the other side of the relationship are often confused about handling this hit to their loved one and the relationship. For the supporters who can look past the strain, the eating disorder has caused on the relationship, knowing their role and how they can best help the person suffering is difficult. Getting your loved one into an eating disorder treatment center to get them the help they need will help you too. Family therapies are an integral part of treatment and recovery. Trying to rebuild important relationships is critical to moving forward.
Getting Eating Disorder Treatment
Residential Eating Disorder Treatment
Crossroads provides comprehensive care addressing both eating disorders and substance use disorders if both exist. Areas of need while also promoting improved mental health. This is one of the biggest factors that sets the facility apart: it is not strictly an eating disorder rehab or an addiction rehab, it’s both, and it’s one of the only facilities of its kind in the state of Maine and New England a whole. Treating all issues at once reduces the risk of relapse for all co-occurring disorders.
The residential treatment program immerses women in a safe, structured, therapeutic environment to begin their recovery from eating disorders and addiction. It is an intimate 10-bed program that is ideal for women who need the comfort and support of a structured program that has professional onsite staff 24/7.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
In addition to the residential treatment program, Crossroads also offers an IOP for eating disorders. This program at the outpatient treatment center is ideal for women who are medically stable but still require clinical support and structure to maintain the gains they have achieved in a higher level of care, such as a residential program. Groups meet Monday through Friday for three hours per day and work closely with master-level clinicians and dietitians.
Like the residential program, it provides women with the support they need for managing eating disorders in a structured manner. They engage in medical nutrition therapy, and group sessions using Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches. They can continue building bonds with other women in the program in a safe space. Here, they can explore any obstacles they have faced and celebrate achievements.
Contact Crossroads About Eating Disorder Treatment
As a leader in the treatment of addiction and behavioral health since 1974, Crossroads recognizes that many women who are struggling with an eating disorder are also dealing with a substance use disorder. In Portland, Maine, the eating disorder treatment center was created to deal with these co-occurring disorders. Both addiction and eating disorders are complex conditions in that there is not a single cause or solution. This can make it challenging for women and their families to find effective ways of managing these issues and begin a healthy path to recovery. Engaging in a fully integrated treatment program that addresses the intricacies of how these disorders impact one another and allow women to explore the challenges they face and find what works best for their needs is essential.
Many of the strategies we use to treat addiction are the same ones we use to treat eating disorders. Therefore, there is a lot of overlap and value in providing comprehensive treatment. Women can take part in a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including:
- Motivational interviewing
- Medical nutrition therapy
- Art and expressive therapy
- Mindfulness-based relapse prevention
Contact our amazing team at 877.978.1667 when you are ready to explore eating disorder treatment and start rebuilding relationships.