The Meadows Ranch understands the pain that an eating disorder can bring to not only the one suffering first hand but also their loved ones. Our experienced staff is here to help you or your loved one along the road to recovery.
What is an Eating Disorder?
An eating disorder is any pattern of eating that leads to disruption in one’s behaviors, thinking, and mood state that could lead to disruptions in one’s ability to function in any number of areas—including interpersonal relationships, social situations, school, and work—and, eventually, disruptions in health. One who suffers from such a disorder will continue such behaviors, despite evidence that such responses are not in that person’s best interest. Such driven behaviors maybe are caused by any number of factors and serve any number of purposes, but they are harmful and can result in significant functional impairment—even leading to death in some extreme cases.
How Do I know if I Have an Eating Disorder?
Warning signs of an eating disorder can include alterations in weight, preoccupation with body image, disruptions in eating patterns, preoccupation with the nutritional content of foods, changes in exercise patterns, use of laxatives, diuretics and diet pills, mood fluctuations, and physical symptoms such as fainting spells from malnutrition and dehydration.
How Long Will I Have to Be in Treatment?
When you undergo treatment, it’s important to stay for the duration of the treatment program. Detox may be included if you are addicted to substances or if you display compulsive behaviors. A typical treatment program lasts anywhere from 45 to 60 days.
What Exactly is Inpatient Treatment?
Inpatient treatment provides care 24 hours a day. Sometimes, it is better to be taken out of your home environment to focus on recovery. After an extensive evaluation, a group of therapists, counselors, and psychologists devise a personalized treatment plan. The treatment plan is based on the patient’s diagnosis, interests, and personality, and usually consists of group meetings and 12-step programs, along with specific therapies such as expressive arts or equine therapy.
How Do I Know if I Need an Outpatient or Inpatient Rehab Program?
If you aren’t showing progress in an outpatient program, or if it becomes unsafe for you to remain in an outpatient program, you should be admitted to an inpatient facility.
How Will My Family Be Involved in My Treatment?
Family involvement is crucial during the recovery process. Most treatment facilities have a set period for the family to visit and participate in workshops or lectures. Addiction often stems from issues within the family, so it’s essential to understand family dynamics and provide a space for the family to communicate and heal. Not only does this help the healing process for the patient, but it helps the entire family, too.
What Is The Meadows Ranch Success Rate?
How Do I Know That I’ll Be “Cured”?
Most eating disorders, no matter what kind, have no definitive “cure”- only ongoing recovery. At The Meadows Ranch, we base our success rate on our high standard in three factors: the number of alumni who recommend our program to friends and relatives; the number of referrals we get from other treatment facilities; and the number of patients referred to us by therapists and other medical practitioners.
The Meadows Ranch Eating Disorder Treatment Philosophy
The Meadows Ranch combines evidence-based theories of teaching coping and containment skills to do the more in-depth work to get at the source of the eating disorder so that a person can make a long-lasting recovery-based change.
We Are Here to Help
Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. It’s happening every day at The Meadows Ranch. Based on feedback from patients, families, and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance and purpose.
For additional information about the treatment of eating, disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator at 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you with the information you need.