Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse Treatment
New Hope's treatment methods
Many primary treatment centers for alcoholism or substance abuse have found that many of their patients through treatment begin to exhibit eating disorders such as anorexia, compulsive eating, bulimia or a combination of the three. Often these eating disorders increase once the drinking or drug use is stopped upon entering their treatment center or drug rehab. Often the eating disorder is not addressed at all or is referred out to a treatment that contradicts a 12 step spiritual recovery. At New Hope Recovery Center we have found that the best outcome for these patients is to treat both the eating disorder and substance abuse at the same time within a 12 step model of treatment that treats both the eating disorder and substance abuse as an addiction. We utilize Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous to address these within a 12 step spiritually based recovery structure.
At New Hope Recovery Center we provide the following modalities of treatment:
- Residential Day Treatment
- Extended Care Supportive Living
Some patients are enrolled first into Residential Day Treatment, followed by Extended Care Supportive Living. Other patients who have already been in primary treatment are referred to us for continuing their recovery in Extended Care.
New Hope's treatment and care facilities
At New Hope Recovery Center we have dedicated units for Residential Day Treatment and Extended Care specifically for the population that is suffering from concurrent eating disorders and substance abuse or drug addiction. At New Hope Recovery Center services for the dual eating disorder and substance abuse patient are provided by the following staff:
- Primary Masters Level Therapist certified in substance abuse treatment and experienced in working with clients with eating disorders.
- Medical Director who addresses the physical need of the patient.
- A consulting psychiatrist that is board certified in addictions and highly experienced working with this population
- A registered dietician
- Yoga instructors that provide light but healthy exercise with an emphasis on relaxation and body image work.
- Nutritional Consults
New Hope's recovery goals
Our goals at New Hope Recovery are to help the patient abstain from compulsive eating, not eating, excessive exercise, and to be comfortable in their own bodies. Additionally, we address the physical issues associated with the physical consequences of eating disorders.