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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.


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.
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DocumentTags: "alcohol abuse", alumni, "erc san antonio tx", "insight behavioral health centers", "landry weatherston yarborough", "substance use disorders", treatment
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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:
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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
February 05, 2019
This week, we will open a new hospital in Denver — called Willow. Willow will join our adult services communities to create an inclusive campus providing continuity of care for adults. Here, patients requiring 24-hour intensive, highly-focused, and multi-dimensional care will receive treatment. 
DocumentID: 3634
DocumentTags: admissions, "erc denver co", patients, press, professionals, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/With-Willow,-We-Grow-our-Roots-in-Patient-Care
February 01, 2019
How many of us actually pick up our mobile phones seeking connection? And how many of us feel highly disconnected, discouraged, or even depressed afterwards? Glamourous pictures of celebrities, photos from a party we weren’t invited to, or reading about aggravated political situations can certainly make us feel bad — especially if we are exposed to this content when we are already feeling down. I am not advocating avoidance of Internet and social media. It’s how you relate to it that matters.
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NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2019/Let’s-Talk-About-Being-Smart-with-Your-Smartphone-–-Dr-Angela-Derrick
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February 01, 2019
How many of us actually pick up our mobile phones seeking connection? And how many of us feel highly disconnected, discouraged, or even depressed afterwards? Glamourous pictures of celebrities, photos from a party we weren’t invited to, or reading about aggravated political situations can certainly make us feel bad — especially if we are exposed to this content when we are already feeling down. I am not advocating avoidance of Internet and social media. It’s how you relate to it that matters.
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NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/Let’s-Talk-About-Being-Smart-with-Your-Smartphone-–-Dr-Angela-Derrick
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January 25, 2019
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a few parents of kids who are struggling with eating disorders; there was a common thread in our discussion: treatment resistance. These parents were dealing with family members who were digging in their heels and putting up a fight about getting help. Your child may fight you now, but hopefully one day they will thank you for doing the hard things, setting firm boundaries, and drawing the lines that saved them and set them free.
DocumentID: 3643
DocumentTags: anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, "recovery ambassador", "sunnie gruwell", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/Treatment-Resistance-Helping-a-Child-with-an-Eating-Disorder-–-Sunnie-Gruwell
January 16, 2019
I used to believe that I was not enough… not enough for my parents…. not enough for anyone… most of all — not enough for God. This was the basis of my fear and shame for so long. I used my eating disorder and drinking to calm my fears and cover my shame, but all they did was end up dragging me to the bottom of a pit where I could not climb out without help. With guidance from others and divine intervention, I finally embrace the fact that I am “enough” just as I am. 
DocumentID: 3637
DocumentTags: alumni, "erc denver co", families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/How-I-Finally-Embraced-That-I-Am-Enough-—-Just-as-I-Am-–-Kelli-Evans
December 18, 2018
Men can fall victim to eating disorders, too, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. You can get better. This doesn’t have to be your life. I am your neighbor — just one person who will lend you a hand and help you march out of the fire. And I know there will be many others. You just have to let us in.
 
DocumentID: 3544
DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, "my recovery letter", "symptoms & signs"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/To-My-Neighbor-You-Don-t-Have-to-Suffer-from-Your-Eating-Disorder-Anymore
December 05, 2018
So many years in the making — years of hovering from a distance, allowing you the space to find your way. Silently rejoicing as I saw you re-emerge from your illness. Each year getting better than the one before. And now, to hear you say the words you knew I needed to hear. I will carry it with me always. 
DocumentID: 3524
DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, "child & adolescent", families, "my recovery letter"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/Child-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery
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