There is an epidemic spreading across the state of Utah, an epidemic of addiction related eating disorders. We know that addiction is a psychological and physical struggle but what we often fail to recognize is how addiction can lead to other problems such as eating disorders. Eating disorders affect the whole self of those who suffer from it, causing a decline in both mental and physical health. Couple that with substance abuse and the potential for serious harm is vastly increased.
Eating disorders are not as widely discussed in society as they should be. Fear and self-esteem are related foundations of eating disorders. Here are a few general facts about eating disorders (http://www.byui.edu/counseling-center/self-help/eating-disorders):
When substance abuse, such as drug and alcohol addiction, are included the statistics worsen according to available research (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org):
Our team of psychoeducational staff take the time to help create a recovery path, utilizing our dual-diagnosis method, that approaches recovery from both the mental and the physical sides. We understand that drug and alcohol abuse, much like eating disorders, can be influenced by genetic and personal factors increasing vulnerability and susceptibility to addictive substances and behaviors.
You don’t have to struggle through addiction and eating disorders alone. Chateau Recovery’s inpatient facility tucked away near the Wasatch Mountains of Utah is here to help. Contact us to learn more about our recovery programs, staff and facility.