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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 28, 2019
Loved ones should remember that they can help identify and contain a relapse. Loved ones, as well as the individual themselves, can: 1) Be prepared, 2) Plan ahead with a comprehensive relapse prevention plan, and 3) Identify action steps and self-compassionate self-talk in advance. Recovery is possible.
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DocumentTags: anorexia, "child & adolescent", "dr angela derrick", "erc chicago il", families, relapse, treatment
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November 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.
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DocumentTags: anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, "recovery ambassador", "sunnie gruwell", treatment
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November 25, 2019
It certainly can be challenging to set boundaries — even those that are flexible and fair. To make matters more difficult, your child may not respond well to boundaries of any kind. If your child responds with anger to boundaries you set, try this:
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DocumentTags: alumni, boundaries, "child & adolescent", "dr angela derrick", families, patients, professionals
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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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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.
DocumentID: 2229
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, patients, "recovery ambassador", "sunnie gruwell", treatment, "what to expect"
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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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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. 
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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?
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", "dr allison chase", EFFT, "emotion focused family therapy", families, patients, professionals
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