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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.


November 19, 2019
Watching my wife struggle with her eating disorder was devastating. When she made the decision to enter residential treatment thousands of miles from our home, I felt helpless but hopeful. Here are 10 things that I found to be most helpful during her stay in treatment:
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DocumentTags: adults, families, treatment
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November 19, 2019
We welcome you to our newly relocated and expanded Child and Adolescent Program. We are so proud of this new treatment center on the Saint Joseph Hospital campus, which housed ERC’s first treatment program. This new space supports the delivery of truly excellent patient care for children, teens and families with complex behavioral health concerns.
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr elizabeth easton", "erc denver co", families, professionals
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November 19, 2019
The ERC/Insight family of programs acknowledge the importance of family involvement in treatment for eating, mood and anxiety disorders. Allison K. Chase, PhD, CEDS outlines the role of families in fostering sustainable recovery.
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DocumentTags: "child and adolescent", "dr allison chase", "erc austin tx", families, "insight behavioral health centers", professionals
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November 08, 2019
You may be surprised to learn that what may look like “picky eating” could actually be an eating disorder. Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is not just about selective eating. In fact, ARFID can be distinguished from normal “picky eating” because the eating behaviors seriously impact the individual either physically or socially. 
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DocumentTags: ARFID, "avoidant restrictive food intake disorder", "child & adolescent", "dr angela derrick", families
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November 08, 2019
If you are expecting to have a child — soon or in the future, take some time today to rest your mind, soul, and body. Know that every bite you eat is nourishing a child that is going to come into this world and help make it a better place to live. If nothing else, please believe me when I say you, recovery warrior, are doing a beautiful job. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "emily ann fincher", "erc greenville sc", patients
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November 01, 2019
A family-based treatment model is such a necessary component to treatment that we require parents’ (or surrogate others) to participate in our programs. By engaging and supporting families in treatment, we can address family dynamics, communication patterns, stressors within the family and other experiences. 
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr susan mcclanahan", families, "mood & anxiety disorders", professionals
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October 29, 2019
You have a choice and you can choose recovery in each and every moment. And, in the end, it doesn’t matter what Ed says or does. What matters is how you respond to him.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "jenni schaefer", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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October 29, 2019
You can support and strengthen your recovery during the busy holiday season. Here's how to reframe holiday challenges as opportunities.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, professionals
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October 29, 2019
Eating disorders are the number one deadliest mental illness, and they need to be treated as such. The main lesson we learned that holiday season was to put recovery first, and foremost — above all else. This tough, but priceless lesson has made recovery a reality in our lives, and has allowed us to enjoy many happy holidays ever since.
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, patients, "recovery ambassador", "sunnie gruwell", treatment, "what to expect"
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October 29, 2019
When our hearts start doing funny things, it can feel scary and may even cause panic. We may fear a heart attack or that we have heart problems. More often than not, when heart palpitations or a “racing heart” are caused by stress or anxiety, they are harmless. Should you be concerned when your heart is racing? 
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DocumentTags: "insight behavioral health centers", "lara schuster effland", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "symptoms & signs", "world mental health day"
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