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How We Can Help

Our program seeks to disempower the eating disorder by uncovering the complex psychological factors contributing to an unhealthy relationship with food. We have a proven track record of treating anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and a wide range of other eating disorders. While we address the food-related behaviors in creative, positive ways, we also take an in-depth look at the underlying issues and trauma that lead to eating disorders in the first place.

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“[Anorexia] is more than twice as common in teenage girls,
with an average age of onset of 15 years.” – The NCBI

Anorexia Nervosa: What You Need to Know

The onset of anorexia generally occurs during the teenage years. The vast majority of anorexic individuals are female (roughly 80-90%, according to the NCBI), though men have also been known to suffer from this disorder. Because it has such a significant impact on the physical body, anorexia has the highest mortality rate among psychiatric disorders. Co-occurring substance abuse disorders can increase the risk of fatality, but substance use has not been known to cause anorexia.

As with all other psychiatric conditions, physical behaviors become part of an intricate web of coping mechanisms, and substance abuse may become woven in. Due to the strength of these extreme coping mechanisms and the psychological beliefs that drive them, recovery from anorexia is about far more than learning how to establish healthy eating habits.

Recovery from anorexia is measured in years, not months. However, even those with chronic, severe cases of anorexia can experience a full recovery. Regular intervention and support are important to this process.

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Talk to Us About Anorexia Treatment

At The Meadows Ranch, we have your loved one’s best interests at heart, just as you do. Those who are suffering from anorexia deserve healing, but so do you and the rest of your family. We don’t believe there are shortcuts to recovery, but we have seen individuals in our programs learn how to thrive again. If you or a loved one are dealing with anorexia, our knowledgeable and caring staff are ready to help you embark on a journey toward long-term healing.

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Let our treatment team explain why The Meadows Ranch is the perfect place to begin your healing journey for those battling eating disorders.

OUR APPROACH

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Our Campus

Our sprawling 50-acre campus, Sonoran Desert scenery, horse stables and home-like atmosphere all contribute to the healing process. Located near Phoenix, Arizona, our multi-pronged treatment approach includes dual diagnosis, trauma work, one-on-one and group therapy. Neuro- and biofeedback in our Brain Center, equine therapy, expressive arts, tai-chi, acupuncture, and movement also play a key role.

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CLINICAL DIRECTOR ERICA TROCINO

For a long time, it was believed that eating disorders only afflicted a certain demographic. Some have even gone on to believe some disorders are not disorders at all. However, Erica Trocino, Clinical Director of The Meadows Ranch says those disorders are real but that their complexities are seen in many different groups and backgrounds.

Get Answers to Your Questions

If you or a loved one would like to know more about eating disorder treatment at The Meadows Ranch, give us a call to speak to one of our trained intake coordinators. We’re here to help.

Call 866-390-5100