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Eating Disorders and Addiction

For many women, food is the first way that we numb or deal with our feelings. Food may have been our first addiction, and we may still be suffering with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or other disordered behavior. Sometimes just eating is a struggle at all. Often, newly sober people will see an old eating disorder emerge in recovery. Other times, when there is no access to drugs or alcohol, food becomes our new coping strategy.

What We Treat

Eating disorders may be categorized in a variety of ways. There are many common diagnoses, but sometimes, women may display restrictive eating behaviors, obsession with healthful eating, or over-exercising. These behaviors may not qualify as diagnosable eating disorders, but they require professional intervention nonetheless. Regardless of your situation, the Canyon Crossing team is ready to help you begin your journey to recovery.

Our team of experts provides treatment for the following eating disorders:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Pica
  • Rumination Disorder
  • Orthorexia
  • Avoidant and Restrictive Eating
  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Treatment for Eating Disorders

At Canyon Crossing, we understand that chemical addiction usually doesn’t stand alone. Food, along with other behaviors, can impede our success with recovery and sobriety. Canyon Crossing offers specialty groups dealing with body image, our relationship with food, and how to heal the damage from eating disorders.

While staying at Canyon Crossing, clients are able to meet with a nutritionist that specializes in eating disorders. Together, they can create meal plans and new, healthy coping skills. Nutrition and wellness groups, along with yoga and outdoor adventures, help participants to get “back in the body” and help heal the relationship between food, trauma, and body image.

Through our comprehensive, evidence-based program, women can utilize the tools of recovery to achieve the life they have always imagined. Recovery is possible. Call 800.651.7254 to learn more about our treatment of eating disorders and substance use disorders.