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Breaking Free

July 20, 2017.
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    This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    by Sara Stein, a former Emily Program client. Sara is a therapist and musician from Cleveland, OH.

    How It Began

    The word “diet” had infiltrated my being at a pre-teen age. For whatever reason, THIS was my Achilles heel in life – this was the thing that was going to reel me in again and again and unfurl all sorts of chaos, havoc and heartache.

    To keep it short and simple, I spent years and decades trying to manage and control my food intake and construct my body to look and be a certain way. There was always this gnawing, annoying thing in the back of my head telling me I wasn’t enough, that I ate the wrong thing, that something bad was going to happen, and that I needed to work harder and do better.

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When Does a Client Need a Higher Level of Care?

July 19, 2017.
  •  Determining Levels of Care

    At The Emily Program, we personalize each client’s care so they receive evidence-based treatment that matches the severity of their illness.

    Determining the correct level of care ensures that our clients receive the most effective therapies for sustained recovery. Appropriate levels of care also decrease long-term health care costs associated with expensive but ineffective hospital stays that don’t address the core symptoms of eating disorders.

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Join Us for "Eating Disorders: How to Screen, Assess, Treat, and Refer"

May 10, 2016.
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    We have an exciting opportunity to share with eating disorder professionals in Ohio. On Tuesday May 17, Dr. Lucene Wisniewski will present the complimentary CEU training Eating Disorders: How to Screen, Assess, Treat, and Refer.

    This presentation will provide professionals a focused way to:

    • Identify the three primary types of eating disorders
    • Identify at least three reasons to refer to an eating disorder specialist
    • Describe four levels of interventions for eating disorders
    • Name at least two ways people outside the eating disorder speciality can support an individual in eating disorder treatment
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Words with Wisniewski: The High Cost of Eating Disorders

March 08, 2016. Written by Lucene Wisniewski, PhD
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    This article talks about the health repercussions of eating disorders. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.

    The harsh reality of eating disorder mortality rates

    Eating disorders kill. This is a harsh reality. Our clients are reminded about this fact from their loved ones, doctors and therapists. Yet, many of our clients believe that it will be someone else who dies and not them.

    Eating disorders impact about 30 million people in the United States. They are associated with high levels of premature mortality, including an increased risk for suicide. Without treatment, up to 20 percent of people with a serious eating disorder will die. These are sobering statistics.

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Cleveland Recovery Night is March 2

February 29, 2016.
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    Recovery is possible and it happens in multiple ways. Come see for yourself.

    The Emily Program – Cleveland is hosting a Recovery Night on March 2 at 6 p.m. at our Beachwood location. It's a free event to offer hope to those struggling with eating disorders. Come out to hear speakers share their stories of success on their road to recovery from eating disorders.

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2016 Eating Disorders Awareness Month

February 02, 2016.
  • 2016 ED Awareness Month

    Every February we have the opportunity to partner with other professionals, colleges, universities, businesses, community groups, and associations to spread the word about eating disorders.

    Eating disorder awareness month is full of events that will be held across the country. Check out the following list of events to see what's going on near you.

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Words with Wisniewski: Research Review -- Focus on Perfectionism in Female Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

December 10, 2015. Written by Lucene Wisniewski, PhD
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    Article: Focus on Perfectionism in Female Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol 48:7 936-941. Hurst & Zimmer-Gembeck, 2015

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a difficult illness to recover from for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it's life threatening and secondly, the treatments available do not yield high success rates and are in need of improvement.

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Our First Recovery Night in Cleveland is December 2

November 19, 2015.
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    Recovery is possible and it happens in multiple ways. Come see for yourself.

    The Emily Program – Cleveland is hosting its first Recovery Night on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at our Beachwood location. It's a free event to offer hope to those struggling with eating disorders. Come out to hear speakers share their stories of success on their road to recovery from eating disorders.

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Eating Disorders are Tough. Let's End the Stigma.

November 12, 2015. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    By Mark Warren, MD

    I have often wondered why there are so many stigmas around eating disorders. People tend to engage in eating disordered behaviors, whether it's bingeing, purging, compulsive exercise or significant food restriction, when they are alone. There is something so profound about this disease that behaviors can only be done in secret.

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The Neuroplasticity of the Brain

October 29, 2015. Written by Mark Warren, M.D.
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    In the last 10 years, the notion that eating disorders are biologically based illnesses has begun to gain significant traction both inside and outside the eating disorder community.

    Following "The Decade of the Brain" in the '90s and the explosion of research in brain chemistry, anatomy and function, we now better understand how we are susceptible to eating disorders based on a pre-existing neurological status and how our personalities, behaviors and experiences in eating disorders are all linked.

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Interested in Free CEUs? Join Us for Mindful Eating: Addressing Nutrition Needs with Individuals with Eating Disorders in Ohio or Minnesota

October 27, 2015.
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    As the year comes to a close, The Emily Program has just a couple more eating disorder trainings we're excited to share with the professional community in 2015.

    The Mindful Eating: Addressing Nutrition Needs with Individuals with Eating Disorders seminar will be held in Warrensville Heights, OH and Minneapolis, MN.

    More information about the free training is below. We hope you can join us. RSVP soon. Seating is limited.

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The Emily Program - Cleveland offers Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

October 06, 2015.
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    It is estimated 95 percent of those who suffer from an eating disorder are between the ages of 12 and 25, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

    That's why The Emily Program – Cleveland has tailored its programs to meet the individual needs of children and teens, in addition to adults.

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