Friday, May 14, 2010

Eating Disorder Hope Announces Newest Addition to our Eating Disorder Specialist Library: The Eating Disorder Treatment Program at Seaside Palm Beach

Seaside Eating Disorder  Building

Specializing in Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach specializes in helping individuals who suffer from a dual diagnosis. A specialized dual diagnosis treatment is required for their rehab to be a lasting and complete success. Dual diagnoses or Co-Occurring Disorders are when an individual suffers simultaneously from both a psychiatric disorder (like an eating disorder) as well as a substance abuse problem (like alcohol abuse or drug abuse). One very common type of dual diagnosis is called EDCD (Eating Disorder Chemical Dependency). Individuals suffering from EDCD have both an eating disorder as well as being chemical dependent (use alcohol and/or drugs).

Most people are usually very surprised to learn that eating disorders have little to do with food.

Especially when one considers that many people who suffer from eating disorders actually have an unhealthy obsession with food. In the majority of cases, eating disorders have more to do with a lack of emotional well-being resulting from one’s inability to effectively identify and communicate their own needs and wants to others.

Family After Successful Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders or disordered eating begins only as an emotional/psychological problem, but if left unchecked or ignored over time will develop into a physical problem that can lead to serious illnesses and possibly even death. If an individual suffering from an eating disorder also has an alcohol or drug problem, the risk for serious illness or death increases substantially.

Psychological Treatment

Because eating disorders are classified as psychiatric disorders, treatment is effective when the psychological reasons (root causes) are examined and identified in the individual sufferer. The most common psychological behavior for individuals suffering from disordered eating is when they are subjected to stress (either external or internal stressors) it triggers their eating disorder. This self-destructive learned behavior becomes even further compounded if one chooses to combine the eating disorder with alcohol abuse or drug abuse as a coping mechanism to relieve stress or anxiety.

Lower Level Eating Disorder Treatment

Holistic Approach

uses a holistic approach built on the 12-step model for treatment. The majority of studies have shown that the highest success rates are achieved for individuals suffering from a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders using the 12-step model for therapy. Central to the program is a special focus that helps the individual develop new and more constructive methods for coping with stress. This may include trying to discover the root cause for how the disorder started. Research has shown that individuals suffering from eating disorders are hypersensitive to external cues and emotional signals. Part of the therapy process is to help bring the unconscious into awareness and to resolve inner developmental conflicts that are responsible for the eating disorder.

Cutting Edge and Unique Treatment

utilizes experiential therapies, massage, EMDR and expressive arts therapy, all of which have positive effects on self-awareness and self-regulation. The goal is for the individual to become more aware of their internal self while simultaneously learning the behavioral tools that are integral to communication and self-nurturing.

This cutting edge and unique treatment process incorporates psycho-educational training, which includes educating the individual about the illness and making them consciously aware of it. Additionally, focus will be placed on a healthy diet. Special focus is not placed on what food and how much food the person eats, but rather on the fears about food and one’s emotions toward food and eating in general.

Kitchen for Eating Disorder Treatment

Medically Supervised Physical Wellness Program

Because medical research has proven that exercise is an integral part of any healthy lifestyle, The EATING DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAM at SeaSide Palm Beach uses a medically supervised physical wellness program as part of our treatment for eating disorders when combined with substance abuse. Recent studies have shown the success rates of treating individuals with eating disorders combined with substance abuse increases dramatically when a supervised exercise program is included as part of an eating disorder treatment.

So many individuals who have struggled with the co-occurring disorders of a eating disorder combined with substance abuse complain that there is nowhere for them to turn to get help with both of their recovery challenges simultaneously. At SeaSide Palm Beach we have staff who are experts at doing just that--helping people to identify and work through the issues that constitute the underlying "threads that connect" both symptom patterns. Our staff members are renown eating disorder and substance abuse specialists who have the capacity to work within, and when necessary, go even beyond the 12 step model to both support joint symptom management and deeper core-issue resolution. The the cycle of "see-sawing" back and forth, from eating disorders and substance abuse, can finally be stopped. Our dual diagnosis program focuses on trauma resolution, grief work, and self-esteem repair. We provide round the clock staffing to support people in creating and maintaining a healthier relationship to food and eating. This work, in conjunction with a sober and responsible commitment to recovery from substance abuse, can empower people to move forward in their lives with confidence and hope, knowing they can get off the dual diagnosis "see-saw" once and for all.

Elevator for Eating Disorder Treatment

Contact Information

Call us today 24/7 toll-free at (888) 432-2467 to stop the self-destructive cycle of EDCD and give yourself a chance at happiness and living (which is not the same as just existing or surviving from day to day).

at SeaSide Palm Beach

Visit the entire Eating Disorder Hope Specialist Library and learn of eating disorder treatment specialists across the country. Contact if you would like to be considered for listing in our Eating Disorder Specialist Library and/or other advertising options on the Eating Disorder Hope website.

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