Watching someone who you care about struggle with a binge eating disorder can be painful. You might feel helpless and unequipped to best help them. There’s no reason to be frustrated, confused, angry, afraid, or guilty. A treatment facility like Crossroads can guide you through the process of getting your loved one the help they so desperately need. Give our caring and compassionate team a call today at 877.978.1667 to learn more about binge eating disorder treatment and how it can help someone you love.
How to Help a Loved One Struggling with a Binge Eating Disorder
What does a binge eating disorder look like? The biggest differentiator from other eating disorders is that the person cannot control how much they eat. Unlike other eating disorders, it does not involve restricted food intake.
Symptoms of a binge eating disorder may include:
- Eating more quickly while you’re in the midst of a binge eating episode
- Consuming food until you feel uncomfortably full
- Eating without other people due to the embarrassment about how much you eat
- Eating considerable amounts of food, even if you’re not hungry
- Feeling depressed, disgusted, or guilty about your overeating
If you or a loved one has two or more symptoms, then the next step is to seek treatment.
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
At an eating disorder treatment facility, like Crossroads, having a safe and secure environment to receive treatment and achieve your recovery is the ideal scenario. Your loved one will be able to feel more relaxed and at home and not have the added level of stress and anxiety about being away from home. The Crossroads campus in Maine offers all of the amenities of home while receiving treatment for women, by women. We understand the unique challenges that come with battling an eating disorder.
We offer three levels of treatment for eating disorders at Crossroads.
- Residential 24/7 care on our bucolic campus in Maine – Residential treatment is an option that allows you to stay at our treatment center around the clock. This level of care is best for those who need more structure and support in their early stages of recovery.
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – PHP is a step down from residential treatment and is best for those who need less structure and support. This level of care typically lasts several hours each day and often occurs on a daily basis.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – This option can occur in-person or virtually and is best for those who need the least amount of structure and support. IOP typically lasts several hours each week and can be done in conjunction with work, school, or other obligations.
These treatment options can be tailored to the specific needs of your loved one. No two eating disorder recoveries are alike, and therefore no two treatment plans should be either.
Contact Crossroads To Learn More About Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
If you’re unsure what kind of treatment your loved one may need, or you don’t even know the signs or triggers of an eating disorder, don’t worry because the Crossroads team is here to help. One of the things we will focus on with your loved one is learning how to avoid triggers so that they don’t relapse. It’s not easy, especially for women trying to balance work, school, or commitments at home at the same time. Each person’s treatment is individually designed for them and their unique situation. Crossroads also offers eating disorder treatment for anorexia and bulimia, as well as substance use treatment programs as well as dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
The Crossroads team is ready to answer any questions you have about binge eating disorder treatment, so give us a call at 877.978.1667. Our team will talk with you privately and candidly to give you the information you need with compassion.