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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.


June 29, 2018
You refused to let the eating disorder, which lived between us for so many years, hide the person I really was. I was fragile as I left the eating disorder treatment center, and you were the Rock of our family as I struggled to walk forward in my recovery journey. I know that I would not be able to enjoy the freedom I have today in recovery if you had not been by my side.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "kelli evans", "my recovery letter", patients
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June 14, 2018
Family therapy isn’t easy, but when a family is committed to doing the work of therapy — and when family members can start to solve problems together in a collaborative and compassionate way — patients are able to move more effectively towards recovery. 
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr allison chase", "erc austin tx", families, treatment
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June 08, 2018
This is your first, full, year of school without a relapse and a return to treatment. I know you tell us how incredible it is to be back at your school, in your life, and living without your eating disorder. Your life is yours; you have it, so hold onto it as you enter the world as an incredible young adult in recovery! 
 
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, "david bachman", families, "my recovery letter", patients
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May 22, 2018
While other therapies teach you how to challenge your thoughts, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) teaches you how to accept your thoughts (whether they are positive, negative, or even painful), face them directly, and then let go of the struggle to make them “go away.” 
 
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DocumentTags: "acceptance and commitment therapy", alumni, "dr angela derrick", "erc chicago il", "insight behavioral health center", patients, treatment
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May 04, 2018
The #MyRecoveryLetter campaign shares letters of gratitude, reflection and praise, reminding us all that recovery is possible.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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May 02, 2018
Recovery relies on learning. In order to recover from an eating disorder, we must learn new ways to think, learn new skills and learn new things about ourselves. To integrate this learning, we must be in a state of relative calm. We must also be in good physical health, feel safe and emotionally supported and be able to integrate new skills.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "enola gorham", families, patients, professionals, treatment
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April 27, 2018
I consider it an honor to watch you help your patients step into their journey to recovery. What an immense privilege it is to come to work and know each day that a miracle is taking place right in front of my eyes. Thank you for believing in healing and recovery.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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April 27, 2018
Thank you for helping me find my way with understanding that food was not my enemy. Thank you for helping me in the process of treatment. Thank you for helping me be strong enough to leave treatment. Thank you for all the hard work and amazing guidance. I appreciate everything. 
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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April 25, 2018
When I finally committed to my treatment plan — I found recovery— without using alcohol to numb everything (alcohol makes for blurriness). I could fully focus on getting to know myself and what I really wanted in life. I began to deal with all those feelings that I was hiding from — feelings that kept me spinning in the painful cycle of mental illness.
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "binge eating disorder", bulimia, families, patients, "robyn cruze"
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April 20, 2018
Dear Daughter, You are a light to all you meet and a beacon of hope and happiness in this world. Thank you for being you. Because being you is more than enough.
  
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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