Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment
Eating disorders are often a young woman’s pathway into addiction. When women become fixated on attaining an unhealthy and artificial standard of beauty, she may develop bulimia, anorexia, or other eating disorders. One of the ways young women try to reduce and keep off weight is through the use of stimulants and other substances. The habits of addiction and the behaviors of eating disorders are both compulsions that join into a cycle of pain and destruction. When addiction and eating disorders collide, the side effects of substance misuse and malnutrition significantly degrade a woman’s physical and mental health.
At Turnbridge, we focus on addressing the underlying causes of eating disorders that typically stem from negative self-image and insufficient self-worth. We also provide highly nutritious meals and nutritional education. Learning to sustain proper health is central to lasting recovery.
Turnbridge clinicians and case managers can identify the signs of eating disorders and help women get the specialized treatment they may need.