The Importance of Seeking Treatment (again)

images-79-300x243After  Eating Disorder treatment ends there can be times when a stressor can become overwhelming and cause a return to the familiar patterns of the Eating Disorder.

If symptoms re-appear it’s important to seek support early to prevent the Eating Disorder thoughts and patterns from becoming entrenched.

A return for treatment provides an important opportunity to reinforce the coping skills that were responsible for the original progress. It’s also allows for new insights on how to prevent future relapses. Those who seek treatment a second time are evaluated to determine the most appropriate level of care for their situation. Clients may be placed in the  Residential program, Partial Program or Intensive Outpatient program.

It’s encouraging that those who return for follow up treatment report that the experience was equally as empowering or perhaps even more so, than the first visit.

Why can follow up treatment be so powerful?  There are several contributing factors:

  1. Returning clients are at a healthier starting point physically and mentally which allows for quicker progress.
  2. Clients are not processing the “new-ness” of the experience and are able to focus all their attention on making progress.
  3. Clients have experienced the benefits of treatment and are now fully committed to the process.

A return for treatment should not be seen as a negative but rather as a wise decision that provides an opportunity to take the next step toward progress in recovery. By reaching out early, you can equip yourself with the skills that allow you to experience full recovery.

Call Today to Speak to a Trained Specialist 800-236-7524.

Canopy Cove’s Christian Based Eating Disorder Treatment Programs offer compassionate, comprehensive treatment for females, males, adolescents, and adults, who are struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders and Co-Existing Diabetes, Depression, and Anxiety. Equine-Assisted Therapy is an weekly part of the Recovery process at Canopy Cove.