ARISE® Eating Disorder Intervention
Eating disorders often involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors. These all move around weight and food. Disorder include but are not limited to: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other feeding or eating disorders. They disrupt the life of the person suffering, as well as the family. Recent studies show that up to 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder. Unfortunately, only 1 in 10 receives treatment for their condition.
The Warning Signs
An eating disorder is an extreme and severe disruption of a person's eating behavior. This disruption leads to dangerous behavior. Self-harming behavior, denial, and serious medical side-effects all appear.
Family members may notice a change in eating habits and patterns. A sharp reduction or increase in the amount of food a person eats can be a warning sign that a loved one is in trouble. Often, they may be in denial about the problem. Eating disorders are very similar to substance abuse and alcoholism. These two addictions may also co-occur with an eating disorder.
The addicted individual may experience feelings of distress, concern, and a lack of clear vision about body weight and shape. An eating disorder is a serious emotional and physical problem that can have life-threatening consequences.
Males and females of all ages are prone to:
• heart disease,
• diabetes, and/or
• premature death
However, no matter how hopeless you and your family may feel, there is hope for recovery. It is important to participate in the process and prepare to work together.
An ARISE® Eating Disorder Intervention is an effective way to help someone you love to get the help and treatment they need. For any eating disorder, it is vital for the Person of Concern to get help. Eating disorders are progressive diseases that only intensifies without the proper treatment. These conditions will increase to the point of hospitalization. Eating disorders are often complicated. Often eating disorders are accompanied by additional behavioral or substance-related choices.
There IS Hope for Eating Disorder Recovery
Many people who have an eating disorder can connect to a deep emotional or psychological issue that adds to their illness. Our specialized Certified ARISE® Interventionists are highly qualified. They have the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex cases. Family members living with someone with an eating disorder may experience stress or feelings of hopelessness. Your Certified ARISE® Interventionist will work with all of you to gain peace of mind.
The ARISE® Continuum of Care
Our Certified ARISE® professionals will work with you and the important members of your family. Their job is to help get your Person of Concern into treatment as easily as possible. ARISE® gets over 83% of individuals into treatment within three weeks, 96% into treatment within six months and 61% in recovery by the end of the year. Your Certified ARISE® Interventionist will help you select an eating disorder treatment facility that is right for your loved one.
Once your loved one enters treatment, your Certified ARISE® Interventionist will continue working with your family. In collaboration with the treatment facility or outpatient professionals, he or she will help move your loved one to the next phase of recovery. Recommendations for this next step of recovery will be reached as one unit. The treatment facility, other providers, your Person of Concern, the family, and your Certified ARISE® Interventionist work together.
You and your Certified ARISE® Interventionist will continue to collaborate together for a minimum of the next six months. During this time, ARISE® will assist with life skills and healing. Measures of monitoring and accountability will be put into place to suit both your needs and your environment. In conjunction with your Certified ARISE® Interventionist, rehabilitation experts, and the support of family members, it IS possible to recover from an eating disorder.
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