Eating disorders can take on many forms. Some will be directly linked to a substance addiction, whilst others are deep rooted and will remain once the substance addiction has been treated. Whatever the eating disorder is that the individual suffers from, a bespoke treatment programme will be devised to ensure that they receive the best treatment possible while in our care. This means that their nutritional needs as well as medical and psychological needs will be specifically addressed.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, it is important to address the root causes of the problem. Eating disorders are strongly linked to a lack of control around food and a distorted belief system. Eating disorders often manifest during the impressionable teenage years, but not always. With some, it can be a simple case of self-neglect while suffering from another addiction; this is easy to remedy with a healthy, balanced eating plan. However if the eating disorder is underlying a substance misuse problem then the treatment must be primarily focused on this.
Most Eating Disorders can be successfully treated at Sanctuary Lodge, but if the individual’s BMI (body mass index) falls below a certain level, then more intensive medical or hospital care will be recommended. Our clients’ health and well-being is paramount at all times, so where an eating disorder is present, the client will undergo a full health and psychological assessment before entering one of our treatment programmes.