a young adult learns about the types of eating disorders

Types of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not just about the way a person eats food. They are a type of mental health disorder and often are a component of a much larger need for support and therapy. These are very complex conditions, often challenging to treat, but possible to improve with professional help. Like any other mental health…

young man wonders to himself Do I have a binge eating disorder

Do I Have a Binge Eating Disorder?

If you frequently eat until you’re about to burst or can’t help but polish off an entire sleeve of Oreos in one sitting, you might wonder, “Do I have a binge eating disorder?” Just about everyone overeats from time to time, especially when they’re around treats that they don’t typically consume. Binge eating disorder became…

individual suffering from binge eating disorder

Could You Have Binge-Eating Disorder?

Most of us have overstuffed ourselves at one point in time — whether after a particularly stressful day at work or during a calorie-laden holiday feast. For the 3.5 percent of American women and 2 percent of American men with binge-eating disorder, or BED, this type of overeating becomes frequent — leading to recurrent binges and…

the connection between addiction and disordered eating

Addiction & Disordered Eating: Links & Treatments

Statistically significant relationships have been found between substance use and disordered eating since food addictions work through the same neurological pleasure centers as alcohol and drugs. Clients struggling with conditions like anorexia may turn to narcotics to self-medicate co-morbid psychological symptoms like anxiety or depression. In these dual-diagnosis cases, recovery professionals stress the need for…

normal activities can become behavioral addictions

Normal Activities Can Become Behavioral Addictions

Planning a trip to Las Vegas? You don’t expect to become addicted to gambling. Going shopping for a new dress? You aren’t planning to really “shop ‘til you drop.” Checking your Facebook page? If you are like most Americans, you look at your smartphone regularly for email and social media updates. All of these activities…

woman experiencing culinary arts benefits post rehab

Culinary Arts Benefit Clients During Active & Post Rehab Process

At Red Oak Recovery, clients embrace gardening, cooking and eating as key parts of their recovery program. Nutrition plays an integral role in physical and emotional healing, and residents discover this by growing and harvesting their food, taking culinary classes, and making nutritional lifestyle changes that give them energy and stamina for their sobriety journey.…

holiday eating in balance for recovery

Tips To Keep Your Holiday Eating In Balance

If you are a young adult in recovery from disordered eating, you may be wary of the approaching holiday celebrations. How will you be able to face the abundance of food and drink? How will you cope with the scrutiny of concerned relatives? How will you resist slipping back into unhealthy behaviors? Use These 5…