man is unsure about the difference between anorexia vs bulimia

The Difference Between Anorexia vs Bulimia

A lot of people treat all eating disorders the same. However, there are multiple types of eating disorders, and each requires a different approach to care. That’s why it’s so important for people to know the difference between anorexia vs bulimia. Knowing the difference can make it easier for family members to deal with these…

the connection between addiction and disordered eating

Addiction & Disordered Eating: Links & Treatments

Statistically significant relationships have been found between substance abuse 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.…