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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.


August 20, 2019
Claiming that I had an illness and being a part of the solution could only be achieved when I accepted myself and everything I was struggling with — including substance abuse. When I claimed my realness — all of it — I claimed myself.
 
DocumentID: 2295
DocumentTags: alumni, "national eating disorder awareness week", patients, "robyn cruze", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2018/Let’s-Get-Real-Why-I-Went-to-Treatment-and-How-it-Ultimately-Saved-my-Life-–-Robyn-Cruze
August 20, 2019
Explore the many benefits of yoga in eating disorder treatment.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "erc denver co", "lisa mareb", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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August 20, 2019
My son died by suicide after a two-year battle with anorexia on November 20th, 2015. Thankfully, though, in that first year after losing Justin, there were times where I could start seeing light again. As much as I miss my beautiful little boy, his spirit is always with me. 
DocumentID: 2153
DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, "health risks", males, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2017/How-I-Found-Life-After-Death
August 20, 2019
At Eating Recovery Center, involving families is a priority, using the tenets of Maudsley Family Based Treatment and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy. If family therapy is not taking place in treatment, are patients — and their families — missing out on the benefits?
DocumentID: 3924
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr allison chase", EFFT, "emotion focused family therapy", families, patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/August-2019/dr-allison-chase-emotion-focused-family-therapy-for-professionals
August 14, 2019
Mental health professionals may wonder how much of a role temperament plays in the development of mental health issues. Lara Schuster Effland discusses temperament, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Polyvagal Theory and how to apply these theories to clinical practice.
 
DocumentID: 3920
DocumentTags: "lara schuster effland", "mood and anxiety disorders", professionals, "radically open dbt"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2019-(1)/temperament-and-mental-health-lara-schuster-effland
August 14, 2019
The prevalence of trauma is high in patients with binge eating disorder (BED)— much higher, in fact, than in the general population. Dr. Julie Friedman discusses research showing the importance of treating trauma with comorbid binge eating disorder. 
 
DocumentID: 3921
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", professionals, ptsd, trauma
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2019-(1)/Treating-Trauma-with-Comorbid-Binge-Eating-Disorder-dr-julie-friedman
May 31, 2019
Loving someone with an eating disorder can be hard, hard work. Know that your support can help your friend or family member, even if it may not seem that way. If you find yourself unsure of how to approach your loved one about their illness or if you can’t get through a conversation with your loved one, here are some helpful tips and resources to help you:
DocumentID: 3894
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "katie bendel", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2019/They-Don’t-Want-Treatment-and-I-Want-to-Give-Up-Katie-Bendel
April 18, 2019
If a person has just an eating disorder OR a substance abuse problem, it can feel like an overwhelming and impossible challenge. When these diagnoses occur together, the mountain of recovery can seem that much tougher to climb. Please remember that there is hope for full recovery from both eating disorders and substance use disorders. Our team here at ERC/Insight is ready to help.
DocumentID: 3871
DocumentTags: "alcohol abuse", alumni, "erc san antonio tx", "insight behavioral health centers", "landry weatherston yarborough", "substance use disorders", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2019/Eating-Disorders-and-Substance-Use-Why-are-the-Two-Often-Linked-Landry-Weatherston-Yarborough
April 12, 2019
Sometimes, in eating disorder recovery, we find ourselves drinking to excess to cope with the anxiety that we so often feel. So, drunkorexia isn’t just a problem for people with eating disorders, it can be a problem in the first few years of recovery to deal with the anxiety and discomfort surrounding the food you have to eat. Here's my story:
DocumentID: 3868
DocumentTags: adults, alumni, anorexia, "dani sherman lazar", drunkorexia, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2019/Drunkorexia-Can-Happen-When-You’re-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery-Too-Dani-Sherman-Lazar
February 27, 2019
I am 4 years into my recovery from my eating disorder, yet self-compassion is still something that I have to mindfully practice. Why are we not taught how to practice self-compassion or what that even looks like? Where were those episodes of Mr. Rogers and Reading Rainbow — because I missed them. Here is what I've learned about a self-compassion practice - and how you can create your own.
 
DocumentID: 3731
DocumentTags: alumni, "joanna nolen", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2019/Self-Love-in-Recovery-Simple-Steps-are-Often-the-Most-Powerful-Joanna-Nolen
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