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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.


February 07, 2017
We can face our fears. Too many of us stay stuck because we are afraid of what others might think about our problems. Even if we don’t struggle with social anxiety, we might be paralyzed by fear of something else. As Eleanor Roosevelt says quite simply, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” That’s exactly what Lindsey did.
DocumentID: 1909
DocumentTags: alumni, families, "jenni schaefer", patients, "social anxiety", treatment
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February 03, 2017
To those of you who think you are too old to get help, please know that the many directions you feel pulled in can be put on pause, you can take a breath, and learn how to live life to the fullest without the eating disorder. You can take care of yourself.
DocumentID: 1907
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, adult, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador", treatment
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February 03, 2017
Treatment is very hard work, and not just for the person with the eating disorder. Partners and parents struggle tremendously as their loved ones get well. It’s stressful to watch your loved one navigate the twists and turns of recovery, and particularly so when you when you’re navigating all of this too.
DocumentID: 1904
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, treatment
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February 01, 2017
I have occasionally heard eating disorders likened to a relationship and recovery to a break up. I find this comparison apt. My eating disorder caused me tremendous grief, and breaking up with my eating disorder also caused me grief. Here are three things that I found helpful during this grieving process.
DocumentID: 1901
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, "laura patterson", patients, "recovery ambassador", "treatment results"
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January 31, 2017
Our media presence is a direct reflection of our passion and our commitment. Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni:
DocumentID: 1899
DocumentTags: alumni, patients, professionals
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January 25, 2017
Rampant heart health messages about diet and weight loss may also inadvertently prompt disordered thinking about “good” and “bad” foods and restrictive eating, which ultimately tend to fuel food cravings and out-of-control eating. Here's what to do instead.
DocumentID: 1896
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", causes, "erc chicago il", "jean alves", patients, treatment
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January 25, 2017
As we enter a new year full of new hope and new possibilities, we’d like to share this sweet letter written by a former ERC patient. Her words show us all how important recovery is.
DocumentID: 1895
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, patients, testimonials, "treatment results"
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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.
DocumentID: 1884
DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", families, patients, professionals
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January 09, 2017
Hear from Eating Recovery Center alumni about their experience at our programs.
DocumentID: 1859
DocumentTags: alumni, patients, professionals
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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."

DocumentID: 1882
DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, #recoverywednesday, families, patients, professionals, "robyn cruze", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2017/Is-it-OK-to-Leave-Your-Children-to-Enter-Treatment
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