Eating Disorders Intervention
Eating Disorders are in many ways one of the hardest experiences to treat. With illegal drugs and alcoholism you can see that a boundary, a target and an ongoing limits is one of Abstinence. That is clear cut.
However, abstinence for food, or recovery sobriety for food requires one to continue to eat.
Intervention is about bringing a person who is suffering with a disordered experience with anything into contact with effective professional help. This is the goal, connect the person with treatment.
Telephone call to an Interventionist ( 0800 530 0012 )starts the process and the initial assessment. It is clear we have 3 main criteria:
- A person and a family that are experiencing disordered eating all are stuck with this.
- That the family want to help the person and are willing to work on this.
- There are funds available to support the treatment.
With an identifiable problem, a clear treatment option, then the Family Intervention can begin with the first Intervention Planning Meeting.
Attention to detail is crucial and this is where the planning meeting formulates the Who, What, How, When and Where of the full Intervention.
Treatment, style of Intervention, the Intervention group, the timing of the whole process.
Next stage is to action the Intervention.
Eating Disorders – More Labels
Labels, Labels, Labels.
- Atypical anorexia nervosa (weight is not below normal)
- Bulimia nervosa (with less frequent behaviors)
- Binge-eating disorder (with less frequent occurrences)
- Purging disorder (purging without binge eating)
- Night eating syndrome (excessive nighttime food consumption)
- Food Addiction (compulsion, obsession, repeated efforts to control fail)
All of the above come with full blown misery, shame, blame and pain.
All of the above are treatable. All of the above tend to continue and often get worse left to themselves.
All of the above affect the poorly person and all those nearest and dearest.
With an Intervention we are addressing the core problem. This can end now. There is no need to keep doing this for another week, month or year. Good treatment works, so a Family that is prepared to learn, work hard and come together for a full Family Eating Disorders Intervention have a 95% chance of success. Success is when a loved one accepts treatment.
Eating Addiction Assessment
- End up eating more than planned when you start eating certain foods
- Keep eating certain foods even if you’re no longer hungry
- Eat to the point of feeling ill
- Worry about not eating certain types of foods or worry about cutting down on certain types of foods
- When certain foods aren’t available, go out of your way to obtain them
- You eat certain foods so often or in such large amounts that you start eating food instead of working, spending time with the family, or doing recreational activities.
- You avoid professional or social situations where certain foods are available because of fear of overeating.
- You have problems functioning effectively at your job or school because of food and eating.
- Eating food causes problems such as depression, anxiety, self-loathing, or guilt.
- You need to eat more and more food to reduce negative emotions or increase pleasure.
- Eating the same amount of food doesn’t reduce negative emotions or increase pleasure the way it used to.
If you or a family member clearly is stuck in some or all of these experiences then we have a solution. Good treatment works.
Intervention is when a person is so stuck and can not get past denial, minimising the problem, hopelessness or irrational reasons for not seeking or accepting help.
Intervention is for the family when they are stuck.