Dual Diagnosis, Addiction and Eating Disorders: Self Destructive Behavior

Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorders Lately there has been a growing body of evidence to support the similarities between eating disorders and addictive conditions like drug addiction and alcoholism. The American Society of Addiction Medicine now holds a wider definition of addiction to include not just drugs and alcohol, but also “process” addictions like food. […]

Love Yourself, Love Your Body This Valentine’s Day

“Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” ~ Leo F. Buscaglia

Valentines Day is this Sunday and for those who struggle with an eating disorder, it can be an extremely difficult day to get through. Eating disorders are borne out of a number of factors, but one of the prevailing factors is a negative body image and poor self-esteem. The anxiety and self-loathing that come along with an eating disorder are feelings especially difficult to deal with on this day dedicated to love.

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar Visits The Meadows Ranch

United States Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ, 4th District) met with staff at The Meadows Ranch on January 4, 2016. During his visit, he learned more about eating disorders and discussed how potential legislation through the Anna Westin Act could help those struggling with eating disorders receive the life-saving treatment they need.

Why is January the Peak Month for Depression?

The third Monday of every January has been declared “the most depressing day of the year.” Even though there’s little scientific evidence that depressed moods peak at this time, many people do start to feel blue this time of year for one reason or another. In many parts of the country, the weather is cold and dreary, the holidays are over and the credit card bills from said holidays need to be paid.

It’s important to note, that there’s a significant difference between feeling a little blue and suffering from clinical depression. If you’re not sure whether what you’re feeling is a temporary “funk” or something serious, please reach out to a healthcare professional.

Can Adult Coloring Books Play A Role in Recovery?

Adult Coloring Books were big sellers this past holiday season. If you checked Amazon.com’s list of top-twenty best-sellers at any time in the last couple of months, you would find that up to 10 of the books listed on any given day were coloring books. The books feature mandalas, secret gardens, enchanted forests and a number of other intricately patterned designs.