At Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers in Los Angeles and Malibu, we are experienced in working with patients with co-occurring disorders. These treatment programs include, but are not limited to, substance abuse and eating disorders. To get eating disorders treatment in Los Angeles, contact Visions Teen Treatment Centers at 866-889-3665.
An eating disorder is an illness that affects how food is consumed daily. The most common types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Nearly half of all individuals with an eating disorder are also abusing drugs or alcohol, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). This makes eating disorders a common issue addressed at treatment facilities like Visions Teen Treatment Centers.
Eating disorders frequently develop during the teen or young adult years. The Nemours Foundation estimates that as many as one or two of every 100 students will struggle with some type of eating disorder.
Common symptoms of eating disorders include:
When eating disorders accompany substance abuse, it is known as a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis. In these cases, both conditions must be treated at the same time to produce the best possible results. Treatment might include counseling, medical monitoring, nutritional counseling and medication.