Adults who are dealing with bulimia alternate between binging (consuming large amounts of food in a short time) and purging (expelling the food through self-induced vomiting, using laxatives or diuretics and engaging in excessive exercise). Typically, adults with bulimia have an unrealistic body image and struggle with low self-esteem, which further drives them to engage in harmful binging and purging.
The negative impact of adult bulimia can lead to serious medical problems ranging from tooth erosion, damage to the esophagus, depression, anxiety and more. However, with the right treatment for bulimia, adults struggling with this disorder can—and do—recover, going on to live healthy, happy lives.
The comprehensive adult bulimia treatment program at Growth Extended addresses not only the outward symptoms of the disorder but also any co-occurring conditions and underlying causes that may be present.
Treatment for Bulimia: Does it Work?
Anyone considering treatment for bulimia—either for themselves or a loved one—wants to know if it can be effective. It’s a simple question without a simple answer. At Growth Extended, we recognize that no two people are identical. Naturally, adult bulimia treatment that works for one person, isn’t guaranteed to work for the next person. So, our approach to treatment is to create customized programs tailored to the specific needs of every client who turns to us for help. In our experience, personalized treatment for bulimia yields the best results.
3 Levels of Care for Adult Bulimia
Call our compassionate admissions team to get started with adult bulimia treatment. They’re standing by to listen to your story and to answer any questions you might have about our program. They’ll also perform a free phone evaluation which will then be shared with our bulimia treatment team to help shape your personalized recovery plan. Levels of treatment include:
- Residential Treatment for Bulimia
- Partial Hospitalization for Bulimia
- Intensive Outpatient for Bulimia
What to Expect from Bulimia Treatment at Growth Extended
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. That’s why we strive to make your time with us feel similar to joining an extended family of therapists, doctors and fellow adults in recovery—all of whom want to help you on your path to wellness. For us, we don’t just want you to feel better in the coming weeks or months—we want to give you the tools you need for a long-lasting recovery from bulimia.
Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Bulimia Treatment
We truly believe we offer a superior bulimia treatment program for adults. But, we don’t expect you to take our word for it. Instead, consider that our program has earned Gold Seal accreditation from the Joint Commission, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing excellence in health care.
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 bulimia 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.