Eating Disorders come in many different variations and forms, some more dangerous and life threatening than others. For some, an Eating disorder can be all consuming, the fear of actually eating normally is greater than the fear of dying and many will struggle on for years without even admitting that they have a problem, let alone seek professional help for it.
What Eating Disorders Does Addiction Helper Treat?
You don’t need to be of abnormal weight to need professional treatment for an eating disorder. People who suffer from certain eating disorders such as Bulimia or Selective food intake (eating only specific types of food) may appear of average weight for their height and build, yet it is the constant mental torture and obsessing that brings the person to finally seek or accept help.
Addiction Helper is able to offer treatment for the following Eating Disorders;
Anorexia – Food Restriction and control
Bulimia or Bulimia Nervosa – Purging of food intake with or without binging first. Purging may be through laxatives, diet pills, vomiting or excessive exercise. Anything that neutralizes the food intake
Binge Eating – Characterised by episodes of eating vast quantities of food often of high calorific value and out of control eating
Compulsive Overeating – Consuming large quantities of food during meal times, or constant eating / grazing throughout the day and or night
Specific foods addiction – Being addicted to and restricting food intake to one particular food
Selective food intake – Only eating certain foods or only eating from a certain food group
There are many variations of each Eating Disorder, and many that over-lap or cross over, so please speak to one of our Addiction Treatment Counsellors if you are unsure if your Eating Disorder is something we can treat.
What Treatment is Available for an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders are more than just out of control dieting or eating, they are a serious psychological illness, and require specific and specialist treatment to help overcome them. Often an intensive and sometimes lengthily period of rehabilitation is required to stabilise the individual using specialist therapeutic treatment and psychological measures
Some eating disorders which are secondary to or part of a drug or alcohol addiction can be successful treated in a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. Others that are more severe, or where they are the primary or only addiction, need specialist treatment in a Treatment Clinic specifically for Eating Disorders.
How do I Know Which Treatment or Rehab Clinic is Best for me?
Addiction Helper can carry out a free over the telephone assessment with you, to assess which treatment clinic is most suited to treat the eating disorder you are suffering from, and if necessary, arrange for you to have a more in-depth assessment with an eating disorder specialist prior to arranging an admission to a Treatment Clinic or finalizing an outpatient treatment plan. Based on the assessment we will advise you of the best treatment clinics to treat your disorder and suggest and initial term of treatment that will be reviewed once you have been admitted. Addiction Helper will also be able to advise you on what aftercare options are available to help support and continue your rehabilitation once inpatient treatment has been completed
Seeking help for an Eating disorder can be very frightening, as often the sufferer is consumed by feelings of guilt and shame, please be assured that we are sensitive to this. We understand the courage it will have taken for you to make the call and will do all we can to ensure that you get the right treatment for your specific eating Disorder