Center for Change offers treatment and support for clients who struggle with both eating disorders and substance abuse. Eating disorders frequently co-occur with substance use disorders, like bulimia and alcoholism, which can make the consequences, assessment, treatment, and recovery more complicated than it is for either disorder alone. At Center for Change we believe in concurrent treatment of multiple illnesses or addictions whenever possible. This helps clients avoid “symptom substitution” or migrating across multiple addictive processes as they make progress in one area.
Our Unique Approach
At Center for Change we provide drug and alcohol treatment within our eating disorder program, including our Mid-Track™ Program, to address the processes that are common across the addiction spectrum. Our substance abuse treatment centers use a 12-Step program which focuses on abstinence, education, skills training, accountability, and relapse prevention.
• Adolescent & Adult Women
• Primary Diagnosis – Anorexia Nervosa / Bulimia Nervosa / EDNOS / Binge Eating Disorder
• Secondary drug and/or alcohol use disorders
• Licensed Masters level or PhD level clinicians
• Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor (CSUDC)
• Registered Dietitians
• Medical Providers
• Experiential Therapists (Music Therapy, Movement Therapy, and Recreation Therapy)
• Care Technicians
In addition to the extensive treatment services we provide for eating disorders, the following services are provided for those clients who also need treatment for drug addiction:
• Individual counseling by a certified drug & alcohol counselor
• Thorough assessment of drug & alcohol history, use, and risk
• Initial and ongoing substance use monitoring via random drug testing (labs & U/A)
• Group Therapy
• Drug & Alcohol Group (topics include cross addiction, side effects and physical consequences, triggers, coping skillstraining, relationship building, family dynamics, etc.)
• 12-Step Group
• Relapse Prevention Group
• Spirituality Group
• Internal and outside AA meeting participation
For more information on the Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse Program at Center for Change, call 888-224-8250.