Finding recovery from an eating disorder is not a linear process. What works for one person, may not work as well for the next. When your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, it can seem overwhelming to say the least with the wealth of information available out there on the internet on what you should do to help them. We’re here to help simplify what’s out there and guide you to the most valuable resources, depending on the severity of your loved one’s eating disorder.
Seek Professional Help Immediately
Research professionals who are experienced in the area of eating disorders who can help you gauge the severity of your loved one’s illness and make referrals or offer treatment based on this. Some patients may thrive in outpatient therapy or group therapy settings, while some need inpatient and more intense treatment options. We have several providers who refer patients specifically to us when they know their patients will thrive with the treatments and environment that Avalon Hills has to offer.
Don’t ever think you’re overreacting by reaching out to a professional. The nature of eating disorders is that they make the sufferer feel as though they should be ashamed of how they’re acting, which often leads them to hide their behaviors and the severity of them. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any other mental illness, so it’s of the utmost importance to reach out for professional help for your loved one as soon as possible.
What Residential Rehabilitation Centers Provide
Residential rehabilitation centers offer an extra level of surveillance and support from those around you. Being surrounded by peers who are experiencing the same thing as your loved one and being able to learn from their failures and successes provides a sense of togetherness and community that aids in recovery. At Avalon Hills, we offer unique treatment methods such as experiential therapy, neurofeedback, and sensorimotor interventions. These can really be optimized in a residential setting and help your loved one find the recovery they’re looking for. Upon admission to our residential rehabilitation center, we create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Our specialists understand that treatment is never successful with a “One size fits all” approach. By researching and staying up-to-date on the latest advances in science and technology, we offer a program and treatment that’s unmatched by other treatment centers.
If you have further questions, we’re here to help answer them. We are here to be a valuable resource to you during this time. Feel free to reach out to our admissions staff at 435-938-6060.