Isolation

Isolation and the Importance of Connection

“A Disease of Isolation” Last week, we talked about the dangers that self-isolation presents to folks who are struggling with eating disorders. We’d like to extend that discussion this week and offer some solutions along with our experience, strength, and hope during this difficult time of coronavirus and quarantine. As Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical…

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Treatment Center

The decision to enter treatment is difficult and it’s one that can change a life. If you’re considering treatment, and if you’re like I was when I began, you’re probably full of questions. In fact, I had questions about my questions and wondered if I was asking the right ones. While every patient is different…

Communication

Communication Strategies for Families

The effects of substance abuse and eating disorders go far beyond the person suffering from it. Almost invariably, the lives of every single family member of the afflicted are touched as well. This makes communication between family members as important as ever. While skills like active listening and strategies like setting aside time to talk…