Monday, September 22, 2008

Nation's Leading Eating Disorder Treatment Center Launches New Program for Boys

Reddstone, A Remuda Program for Boys, Addresses Growing Need for Treating
Males and Eating Disorders

PHOENIX (September 22, 2008) ­ Remuda Programs for Eating Disorders,the nation's leading eating disorder treatment center,today announced it has opened Reddstone, a Remuda Program for Boys. The intensive, inpatient program will treat boys 17 and under who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. It will follow the Remuda Model of Treatment that is based on a bio-psycho-social-spiritual framework. The program doesn't just treat the disorder; it treats the entire patient andoffers them the best possible chance for complete and lasting recovery from eating disorders.

Research suggests that 1 in 4 pre-teen cases of anorexia are male. There
are thousands of males with eating disorders in our society. Historically,
it was thought that the ratio of boys to girls with eating disorders was
1:10, but it's actually closer to 1:6.

Over the past 10 years, the male body has come under much scrutiny, much
like the female body has for decades, said Sam Lample, assistant clinical
director for the Reddstone Program for Boys. Boys see images in the media
and are inundated with the message that they need to look that way or
they're inadequate.

Boys remain in treatment for 60 days ­ a minimum amount of time required for
eating disorder behaviors to stop and new skills to be acquired. Each boy
will have a team of professionals, who not only treat the eating disorder,
but address co-occurring issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse
or trauma.

Reaching out to boys is the next logical step for Remuda, adds Lample.
We have been asked for years if we treat boys and until now, we haven't.
Reddstone will use the proven Remuda Model of Treatment to reach an often
overlooked population.

Since 1990, Remuda has provided care to nearly 9,000 patients with eating
disorders. Ninety-five percent of Remuda's patients are in good recovery
one, five and ten years after leaving the program. They no longer have a
diagnosable eating disorder, their personal relationships have improved and
they're functioning more effectively in school and work.

About Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders
Remuda Ranch offers Christian inpatient and residential programs for
individuals of all faiths suffering from eating or anxiety disorders. Each
patient is treated by a multi-disciplinary team including a Psychiatric and
a Primary Care Provider, Registered Dietitian, Masters Level therapist,
Psychologist and Registered Nurse. The professional staff equips each
patient with the right tools to live a healthy, productive life. For more
information, call 1-800-445-1900 or visit

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