For people struggling with adult anorexia, the desire to be thin is so strong it drives harmful behaviors like extreme dieting and exercising, intentional starvation, self-induced vomiting and even the abuse of laxatives or diuretics. That’s because adults with anorexia have an irrational fear of gaining weight that is often coupled with an inaccurate body image—the overweight person they see in the mirror is not the person others see.
Unfortunately, the negative impact of adult anorexia extends far beyond what is visible on the surface. Over time, anorexia in adults can lead to a host of serious medical problems ranging from malnutrition to major organ damage and more. Left untreated, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder. There is hope, though. At Growth Extended, we offer comprehensive treatment for adult anorexia that addresses both the outward symptoms of the disorder and the co-occurring conditions or underlying causes that may also play a role.
Does Adult Anorexia Treatment Work?
If you’re researching treatment programs for adult anorexia, of course you want to know if the options you’re considering can actually help. Not only is this a fair question, it’s one that we believe deserves your full attention. At Growth Extended, our approach to treating adult anorexia is to personalize the program to every person who comes through our doors. We do this because our experience has shown us that this approach works best. After all, everyone is different. What works for one person may not work for you or your loved one.
Treatment for Adult Anorexia: 3 Levels of Care
To get started with adult anorexia treatment, call our compassionate admissions team. They’re standing by to answer your questions and to listen to your story. They’ll also perform a free phone evaluation to be shared with our anorexia treatment team, allowing us to shape initial recommendations for your unique recovery plan. Our treatment levels include:
- Residential Treatment for Anorexia
- Partial Hospitalization for Anorexia
- Intensive Outpatient for Anorexia
What is Treatment for Adult Anorexia Like at Growth Extended?
Receiving adult anorexia treatment at Growth Extended is a bit like joining an extended family of therapists, doctors and fellow adults in recovery—all of whom are here to help you thrive. We understand that it can be scary to ask for help. Not only that, it can be overwhelming to sort through all the options to find the best program for yourself or a loved one. One important point of differentiation is that we want to give you the coping mechanisms you need for a lifelong recovery—not just to feel better in the short term.
Joint Commission Accredited Treatment for Adult Anorexia
It’s easy for an eating disorder treatment center to tell you it offers a great program. That’s why we don’t want you to just take our word for it. Our program has earned Gold Seal accreditation from the Joint Commission. Founded in 1951, this independent, non-profit organization is nationally recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting key performance standards.
While we’re proud of our accreditation and what it means for our clients, we’re even prouder of what our alumni have to say about their experiences at Growth Extended. From depression and eating disorders to addiction and co-occurring conditions, we specialize in treating the whole person, not just a single set of symptoms.
Find Your Place of Healing at Growth Extended
Our goal is the same as yours: To help you or a loved one overcome adult anorexia and live a happier, more fulfilling life. Find out more about how we can help you reach your full potential, or contact us today to get started.