Anorexia Treatment Center

There are many signs that someone may need help for anorexia at a treatment center. Once someone realizes that they have a type of disordered eating, an anorexia treatment center can help them achieve long-term recovery. In this setting, individuals learn about themselves, their underlying and often unaddressed issues, having a healthy life, a healthier relationship with food, triggers, affirmations, and what a healthy journey towards recovery can be.

What Is Anorexia?

Anorexia is a kind of disordered eating that leads to rapid weight loss. Individuals may suffer from a distorted body image and find it challenging to maintain an appropriate weight. They often have problems with restricting their calories and exercising compulsively.

This condition can affect people of every gender, race, age, and sexual orientation. For many people, this disease starts during adolescence.

Unfortunately, there is no way to know if someone has anorexia just by looking at them.

Expert therapeutic clinicians can give an anorexia diagnosis if people meet specific criteria. They must have an intense fear of becoming fat or gaining weight. The individual may restrict their energy consumption and often have an inaccurate self-image.

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What Are the Signs of Anorexia?

Many people who look for anorexia treatment tend to start their search because of their loved ones. Someone who has anorexia is probably not going to seek out anorexia treatment on their own. Thus, loved ones need to look for some of the most common signs of disordered eating.

While a dramatic weight loss is an obvious sign, there are other things to look out for as well. The individual may wear multiple layers to hide their weight loss. Food, calories, and dieting may preoccupy their mind. Even if they are obviously thin, they may frequently comment about how fat they are.

The individual may have odd food rituals like rearranging their food or chewing excessively. They may cook food for other people without actually eating anything and deny that they feel hungry. The individual may have an excessive exercise regimen and feel like they have to burn off every calorie they eat.

Physically, the individual may deal with dizziness, anemia, stomach cramps, and sleep problems. They may suffer from problems concentrating and constipation. Over time, they may develop brittle nails, dental problems, and dry skin.  

Often underdiagnosed, many individuals struggle with both chemical dependency and co-occurring disordered eating. Due to comorbidity with substance use disorders and critical medical complications, Santé addresses these disorders simultaneously with clients. 

One of Santé’s specialties is treating individuals who are struggling with both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring disordered eating. 

For more information about addiction and long-term recovery, contact a Santé Center representative.

What Does an Anorexia
Treatment Center Do?

For those needing substance abuse and anorexia treatment, clients at Santé Center for Healing can find a healthier way to live their life. For example, Santé offers client rooms where people can sense tranquility and quiet reflection. Through our holistic therapy program, clients can completely change their life for the better.

Clients can get dual diagnosis care and learn about how cross-addictions work. Many people have an addiction and co-occurring disordered eating at the same time. Clinical and medical professionals call the disordered eating a co-occurring illness because it occurs at the same time as the addiction.

Often, people use drugs to self-medicate for the stress or ongoing pain of disordered eating. Some people with addiction later develop disordered eating because it gives them a sense of control. No matter which problem began first, the client must treat both issues if they want to recover.

A good co-occurring anorexia treatment program will have more than just group therapy and individual therapy. They will have treatment options available for co-occurring illnesses as well. This kind of dual diagnosis treatment starts from the first moment of rehab. Throughout the anorexia treatment program, clients get support for these co-occurring issues.

One of Santé’s specialties is treating individuals who are struggling with both a substance use disorder and co-occurring disordered eating. Santé’s clients have mild to moderate anorexia, not requiring refeeding.

How Treatment Works

Discovering a Better Way of Life

Through a substance abuse and anorexia treatment center, clients can develop a renewed sense of hope in their future. The right addiction and mental health treatment center will give clients support with addictions, co-occurring disordered eating, and other co-occurring illnesses. From the initial intake process to the final days of rehab, individuals can feel confident in the quality of care and support they receive. The added support from fellow clients also provides encouragement and motivation.

While every treatment center is unique, the best programs will offer options such as:

Dealing with disordered eating or a substance abuse disorder is challenging to do alone. If you need help, you do not have to face your recovery by yourself. Through the support and professional programs available at Santé Center for Healing, you can begin your journey toward a happier, healthier lifestyle. To learn more about how our center can help, call us today at 866.238.3154.