We believe that the involvement of family and friends is crucial for recovery. Our experience demonstrates that:
- Families do not cause eating disorders
- Eating disorders harm physical, psychological, social and emotional development
- No single treatment model holds all the answers for all people; that’s why we personalize our treatment
- Recovery is possible
How Can I Tell if there’s a Problem? Click here to take a quick 7 question Self Scoring Eating Disorder Tool for family or friends that may help determine if your loved one needs help.
If you'd like some extra support, we offer a free Understanding Eating Disorders, Treatment, and Recovery service to anyone "new" to eating disorders, as well as, Friends and Family Support Groups that are open to anyone who acts as a support person for a loved one. Our Friends and Family services offer support to those with someone in their life who struggles with anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating, or binge-eating disorder. Getting the support you need is crucial to helping you and your loved one throughout this journey. For more information about these services, please check out our Family & Friends Support page.