Accepting that you might need a higher level of care can be tough enough.
I created this resource page to highlight a few trusted programs and facilities that I have either been to personally or researched extensively. If you're in need of help, here are just a few trusted resources.
Ridgefield is a treatment program specifically designed to treat co-occurring disorders. It is not uncommon for someone struggling with an eating disorder to be also be suffering from a substance use disorder or other mental health condition.
Their sister site, drugrehab.com offers more information about eating disorders and co-occuring conditions, including different types and levels of treatment as well as information about payment options to finance the cost of treatment.
Carolina House is a gender-inclusive residential eating disorder treatment facility located in Durham, North Carolina. With an emphasis on continuity of care and appropriate step-down levels, Carolina House also has an IOP program located close by in Raleigh, NC. They also offer outpatient therapy and eating disorder support groups in the Raleigh-Durham area. Treating individuals of all genders ages 17 and up, Carolina House has been saving lives and helping clients to launch their recovery and create a life worth living. Carolina House treats several different eating disorders and eating disorder-related conditions, such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Orthorexia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Binge-Eating Disorder, Compulsive Overeaitng, and other co-occurring mental health and trauma related concerns.
With an emphasis on DBT, they help patients to recover by teaching techniques on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Along with nutrition therapy, they offer individual counseling as well as family therapy and education in order to build the client's support system.
Carolina House is CARF accredited. According to their website, CARF International is "an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services. CARF accreditation focuses on quality, results. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available." CARF recently awarded Carolina House their second three-year accreditation "with zero recommendations for improvements." Now that's an impressive endorsement! Carolina House is also IAEDP (the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) certified, and frequently receives recognition of their quality of care.
The Eating Recovery Center's (ERC), original treatment facility, located in Denver, Colorado offers several different levels of care- Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), and Virtual Intensive Outpatient. A licensed, Joint-Commission accredited behavioral hospital, some of the country's leading experts treat both children and adults of any gender at this location.
ERC has expanded to have recovery centers located in Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, Fort Worth, TX, The Woodlands, TX, Greenville, SC, Bellevue, WA, Seattle, WA, Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Sacramento, CA. However, not all levels of care are available at all of these locations. The Greenville, SC recovery center, for example, only treats clients at a Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) or Virtual Intensive Outpatient level. Some of the recovery center sites however, such as Dallas, TX (inpatient), and Chicago, IL (residential) do have some of the higher levels of care.
ERC treats a wide spectrum of different eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, ARFID, Binge Eating Disorder, Diabulimia, and OSFED, setting it apart from many other facilities in the United States. They offer family therapy, education, and family support groups to better equip the patient's support system for life after treatment.