Food Addiction Program

A comprehensive program designed specifically for the treatment of COMPULSIVE OVEREATING, BULIMIA and BULIMIREXIA. Integrating medical, behavioral, psychodynamic and 12 Step addiction approaches, Realization Center is experienced in helping clients to successfully stabilize healthy body weight, restore workable eating patterns, identify and address emotional barriers to maintain an abstinent lifestyle.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Individualized, structured treatment for the chronically impaired and medically compromised client:
Individual and group therapy sessions address attitudes, body image, belief systems, interpersonal relationships and abuse issues.

Clients learn to:
Not use food as an external fix for what doesn’t feel right on the inside.
Develop Daily Meal Plans for Healthy Eating Patterns.
Accept and Restore Normal Body Weight.
Identify and Plan Coping Strategies to Deal With Emotional Triggers.
Cultivate Support Systems to Maintain Long Term Abstinence.
Understand the nature of food addiction and what is vital for recovery.

Outpatient Treatment

An education and group therapy program for the medically stable food addict focusing on the anger, guilt shame and depression associated with the obsession with food, weight and body image. Individualized treatment plans are designed to meet the unique needs of every client providing support for long-term sobriety.

The program provides:
Basic Understanding of Food Addiction/Eating Disorders
Impulse Control Skill Building
Daily Recovery Activities and Meal Planning
Relapse Prevention

Continuing Care

This open-ended program addresses issues, problems, and situations associated with early recovery and relapse prevention. Participation in a 12 Step Support Group* is an important and mandatory part of the recovery Process at the Realization Center.

*Support Group on Premises – Please see “On-Site 12 Step Mtgs.” for more information.

GOALS OF TREATMENT

Treatment for food addictions at Realization Center focuses on these specific goals:
Freedom from the bondage of food.
Restoring healthy eating patterns.
Restoring healthy body weight.
Identifying and treating emotional issues that trigger patient symptoms.
Developing coping strategies that will assist patients in dealing with day-to-day stressors.
Continuing support for long-term recovery.

These goals are achieved through a combination of treatment components.

THE TREATMENT PLAN

At Realization Center an individual treatment plan is prepared for each client based on the individual intake assessment, family involvement, workplace, feedback where applicable, and case conference findings.

Depending on their unique needs, the client may participate in group therapy and individual counseling, from one to five times a week. Family members are expected to participate in the treatment process. The family program includes individual and group counseling, education workshops, co-joint therapy and referral to appropriate support groups.

WE CAN HELP

If you or someone you know is a food addict, do not be part of the “conspiracy of silence”. Food addicts need help and without treatment, the majority may die of their disease. This is a senseless tragedy considering that this is a highly treatable illness.

A food addiction specialist at Realization Center will assist you and answer any questions you may have.

All inquiries are confidential.

Food Addiction/Eating Disorder Treatment in NYC