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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.


January 16, 2017
Binge Eating Disorder doesn’t just affect individuals, it affects relationships. When Binge Eating Disorder is left untreated, it can even destroy a marriage. The longer this behavior continues, the harder it is to stop. Take action today to take care of yourself. Take action today to support your partner.
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January 09, 2017
Hear from Eating Recovery Center alumni about their experience at our programs.
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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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January 03, 2017
The loss of my friend Jenn is the harshest reminder of why we do what we do. The healing journey is long and arduous, no doubt, but we must have hope and keep moving along because people can and do fully recover. As we begin a new year, consider how you might strengthen and revitalize your fight. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "health risks", "jenni schaefer", patients, prognosis
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December 30, 2016
Eating Recovery Center, California (ERCCA), providing best-in-class treatment for eating disorders and related conditions in Sacramento, announced today the addition of Dr. Harjot Sekhon to its clinical treatment team.
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DocumentTags: patients, press, professionals, treatment
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December 28, 2016

I have come to realize that my life in recovery is best lived in the present moment. This is where the things that I want most of all are found. In the present moment I have:

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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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December 27, 2016
As we look back at 2016, the Eating Recovery Foundation has made tremendous progress in their three primary areas of focus:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "eating recovery foundation", families, foundation, professionals
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December 15, 2016
ACT compassionately address the major maintaining factors of an eating disorder, including rigidity, inability to see the “big picture,” isolation and most importantly, emotional avoidance, with the ultimate goal of helping patients create a rich and meaningful life while accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. And there's more.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, "acceptance and commitment therapy", ACT, families, patients, professionals, treatment
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December 08, 2016
Yesterday, in a historic move, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act/Mental Health Reform legislative package 94-5. This includes comprehensive mental health reform legislation with specific provisions for those with eating disorders! Finally, the U.S. government has passed legislation that will:
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December 01, 2016
The holidays can be joyous — but this time of year can also be stressful for many. As with many things in recovery, planning ahead is key to navigating the holidays successfully.
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