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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.


May 30, 2018
If you are struggling with night eating, we encourage you to get help sooner rather than later. Most people wait too long to get help or assume that help is not available. The good news here is that night eating syndrome is highly treatable, and most patients will respond well to relatively simple interventions!
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "dr julie friedman", "jean curran", patients, "robyn cruze"
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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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February 24, 2018
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.
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "national eating disorder awareness week", patients, "robyn cruze", treatment
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January 02, 2018
I realized that I had been putting off my own passion and joy because I’m too busy tending to the outside stuff — you know, all the stuff that grabs us with urgency. It’s easy to fall into this trap believing that if we can just complete all this stuff, then life will feel more in control, freer and joyful.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "new year resolutions", patients, "robyn cruze"
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September 28, 2017
My efforts to drink moderately were hopeless. Other people could drink and still hold it together, it seemed, so, why couldn’t I? You see, I really didn’t want to stop drinking. The scary truth was becoming clear: continuing to drink after it had caused me so many problems was a sure sign that I needed help.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, prognosis, "robyn cruze", "symptoms & signs", treatment
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August 30, 2017
Recovery is being perfectly imperfect. In recovery, we must learn about the importance of flexibility. It’s not about following rules and regulations; recovery is about learning to trust and go with the universal flow. Beyond the eating disorder’s rigidity is a world full of spontaneity, surprises and joy. This is what you can focus on now: living a full life, rich with meaning.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "robyn cruze", treatment, "what to expect"
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March 02, 2017
Ever since my girls have been able to feed themselves, I have been teaching them how to have a relationship with their body and the food they put in it. Keeping the communication lines open will help to build trust and if — no, when — any issues arise — and let’s face it, issues will arise in life — we will have the tools to deal with it… together. Here's how.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, "jen lombardi", patients, "robyn cruze"
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February 10, 2017
Making up worst-case scenarios in my head was once a common theme. It was how I woke up every morning. Daily, I’d walk around with panic as my constant companion; a sense of doom dictated my every move. Now, I can fact-check all situations, reducing lingering anxiety.
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "robyn cruze", "symptoms & signs", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2017/How-to-Fact-Check-Your-Biggest-Worries-–-Robyn-Cruze
January 04, 2017

In treatment, I sat across from my children and Hubby. I was able to be clear and present, something I hadn't been in a long time. "I am in Mommy camp," I told my daughters. "I'm learning how to be a better Mommy."

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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, #recoverywednesday, families, patients, professionals, "robyn cruze", treatment
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November 22, 2016
When our children struggle with their emotions, it’s natural to want to take away the pain they feel and make it go away. This does not save them. It robs them of the powerful experience of learning how to soothe themselves.
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "robyn cruze"
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