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Eating Disorders Center

FAQ
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How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

It’s not unusual in our culture for people to be concerned about body image and what or how much to eat. This concern crosses the line into a disorder when its intensity, and the severity of the behaviors related to it, become unhealthy and uncontrollable. People with eating disorders go to extreme lengths to control their food intake and often adopt very rigid rules about foods they are “allowed and not allowed” to eat. Episodes of extreme control are often punctuated by episodes of feeling “out-of-control” with food. These patterns can lead to extreme feelings of shame, guilt, and self-loathing.

What do I do if a loved one has an eating disorder but doesn’t want treatment?

Often people struggling with an eating disorder are afraid or unwilling to give up the behaviors and beliefs associated with it despite the great suffering they are causing. They will deny or minimize the “costs” of their illness – to their health, mood, relationships and self-esteem. We suggest you let your loved one know you are concerned about them. In a compassionate, non-judgmental manner, offer your observations of what the eating disorder appears to be doing to them, and let them know you will help them find the help they need.

Will I have my own room?

All rooms are designed as doubles. However, private rooms can be made available at an additional cost.

Will I be allowed to smoke?

Yes. Smoking is permitted in designated areas.

What is a typical day?

7:00 – 7:30 am
7:45 – 8:00 am
8:00 – 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:45 am
9:00 – 9:45 am
10:00 – 10:15 am
10:30 – 11:30 am
11:45 – 12:00 pm
12:00 – 12:30 pm
12:30 – 12:45 pm
1:00 – 1:45 pm
2:00 – 2:45 pm
3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:15 – 4:00 pm
4:15 – 5:15 pm
4:15 – 5:30 pm
5:45 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm
6:30 – 6:45 pm
6:45 – 8:00 pm
8:00 – 8:30 pm
8:30 – 8:45 pm
9:00 – 11:00 pm
11:30 pm
Weights, blood pressure, pulse, medications when prescribed
Pre-meal cope ahead with skills training
Breakfast
Post-meal distress tolerance skills training
Community Meeting/Goal Planning
Snack
Morning Movement (e.g., yoga, walking, stretching, tai chi, etc.)
Pre-meal cope ahead with skills training
Lunch
Post-meal distress tolerance skills training
Skills Group
Skills Group
Snack
Experiential Exercises
Body/mind electives + free time
Visiting Hours/Free time
Pre-meal cope ahead with skills training
Dinner
Post-meal distress tolerance skills training
Homework review and diary cards
Milieu groups: “ceremonies,” skills coaching, guided meditations, etc.
Snack
Free time
Lights Out

Can I have my phone or computer?

While personal cellphones and computers are not permitted, you will have access to iPads and computers within the residence.

What can I bring with me?

Click here to view a list of items you may bring.

What are the exercise options?

We have an onsite fitness center, a large gymnasium, and an indoor pool available to patients, depending on physical health and stage of recovery.

How do I get access to Wellness Services?

Our Wellness program coordinator will assist you in scheduling wellness services.

Are Wellness Services covered by insurance?

No. Wellness Services are self-pay.

What are the visiting hours?

Monday through Friday 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Can people send things to me in a “care package”?

Yes. Please refer to the what to bring list to determine what is permitted in your program.

What happens when I leave?

We take discharge planning very seriously and our clinical staff will work with you and your family from day one to create a safe, healthy, and meaningful discharge plan. This may include further residential treatment or scheduled appointments with your physicians and therapists.

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Want to know more?

To learn more about our Eating Disorders Center get a copy of our brochure.

Let’s get started.

Allow us to help you get better. Contact us today to find out which program might be right for you, or to begin the process of arranging for treatment.

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1 (866) 542 4455

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