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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
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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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
How do you successfully navigate the holidays while in treatment for — or recovery from — binge eating disorder? ERC’s Binge Eating Treatment & Recovery (BETR) Program shares many simple and empowering coping tools and techniques that you can apply each day in recovery.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "compulsive overeating", families, patients, treatment
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September 27, 2019
Thankfully, there are steps we can take each day to help us strengthen our own self-compassion. You can start a self-compassion practice by taking just a few minutes each day to show some kindness to yourself. Here’s how:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "dr andi stone", "erc chicago il", families, "insight behavioral health centers", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients
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September 27, 2019
Over a recent weekend, I was hit hard by a bout of depression. Depression can be a great (though very difficult) learning experience. I feel grateful for it already because it taught me so much. I now know that I can begin to take better care of myself during this period of change. Here's what I learned:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
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September 27, 2019
As a parent, you are celebrating another milestone in your child’s life — the start of another school year. As a parent of a child in recovery, you are likely plagued with many worries about how to best prepare for the new academic year. Here are some tips that may help you get through it.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "back to school", "child & adolescent", "dr casey tallent", families, patients, treatment
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