Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

New Year’s Resolutions for Eating Disorder Recovery

A new year has begun, and for many people, that means setting resolutions. However, this can be a double-edged sword. While setting goals can be motivational, resolutions often tend to focus on diet and exercise, which can pose challenges, especially for those in eating disorder recovery. All of the talk of diets, fitness plans, and

Fighting Back Against Depression

Did you know that depression is a condition that affects more than 16 million adults in America every year and that only around one-third of individuals with severe depression get the professional help and depression therapy they need for recovery? October 11 is and a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and support people in recognizing

What is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

When people think of eating disorders, the two most common conditions that come to mind are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. However, these are not the only eating disorders that exist. There are actually several conditions that all fall under the umbrella of eating disorders. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is one of these conditions, and

Breaking Down Common Myths about Eating Disorders

Although most people have heard of eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, they may not understand how these disorders really work. This can increase risk of believing myths and hearsay which can keep people from getting the eating disorder treatment they need. Many people falsely believe that eating problems are about control, but it

Learn to Spot the Signs of Anorexia Nervosa

In today’s society, there is a lot of pressure on people to look a certain way. Social media and advertisements have only amplified this focus. The desire to control one’s weight can quickly spiral into an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, or other conditions. Some anorexia nervosa statistics from the