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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.


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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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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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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November 30, 2016
I find as time marches on and your child recovers, you are left to your own thoughts, sometimes for the first time in months. Finally, you have time to assess the emotional toll an eating disorder personally has taken on you. Moving forward for everyone is healthy and living in the present not the past is essential for familial healing.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, patients, "treatment results"
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November 28, 2016
Eating disorders are wiping out our loved ones. It’s wiping them out financially, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually. Here's how you can be brave and help make a difference.
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November 28, 2016
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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November 28, 2016

Individuals struggling with eating disorders can present as unmotivated, resistant and willful when confronted with the recommendation to enter a higher level of eating disorder care (partial hospitalization and above). This ambivalence may be heightened during the holiday season. Here's why.

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November 23, 2016
Take a moment to check out a few stories with ERC experts and alumni. Please help us spread the word about eating disorders, treatment and recovery by sharing the articles that resonate with you!
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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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