Traumatic Events can Trigger Eating Disorders & Addiction Behavior
Trauma is a Mental Disorder that Needs Treatment. Many individuals who are suffering from an addiction, eating disorder, or other mental health issue have had to deal with a traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma is an emotional response to a tragic occurrence such as a death, rape, desertion, or an accident. There are many different reasons a person experiences trauma. The treatment team at Fairwinds is very experienced with trauma care and will be able to work through these traumatic issues by helping individuals use constructive ways to deal with their emotions
Certain events will most likely lead to emotional or psychological trauma if:
- It happened unexpectedly.
- You were unprepared for it.
- You felt powerless to prevent it.
- It happened repeatedly.
- Someone was intentionally cruel.
- It happened in childhood.
Emotional and psychological trauma can be caused by single-blow, one-time events, such as a horrible accident, a natural disaster, or a violent attack. Trauma can also stem from ongoing, relentless stress, such as living in a crime-ridden neighborhood or struggling with cancer.
Seek Help, Move Forward
When there are effects of trauma, if help isn’t sought, it can be very difficult to move forward in life. These traumatic events don’t just go away, people need help learning how to deal with these issues. Using alcohol or drugs will not take the pain away. These substances will only amplify the problem and are not a helpful or long-term solution. At Fairwinds an individual will learn the necessary coping skills to deal with their past and work towards a healthy future.
The Power to Heal Starts with a Phone Call
Our eating disorders treatment and drug and alcohol rehab programs feature unique sets of treatment modalities. These modalities and objectives can be facilitated separately or in conjunction with each other, depending on the individual needs of our clients. This focus on dual diagnosis treatment services for eating disorders and drug or alcohol rehab is what makes our approach to treatment so successful
If you or a loved one are battling trauma and addiction, have developed an eating disorder or perhaps both, the staff at Fairwinds Treatment Center is here to help.
HOW CAN WE HELP
At Fairwinds Treatment Center in Clearwater, Florida, we provide a unique and effective treatment approach that combines psychological and emotional support with nutritional guidance. Our medical professionals know that every patient is fighting their own intensely personal battle. With that in mind, our Eating Disorder programs are tailored to the needs of each individual and their family. We operate a small, comfortable residential treatment center where you or your loved one can take the time necessary to truly heal.
Why Choose Fairwinds Treatment Center
Fairwinds Treatment Center is one of the top eating disorder treatment centers in the world. Our specialists, Dr. Khal El-Yousef and Dr. Pauline Powers, understand the complexities of these ailments and the underlying psychological conditions that cause them, and implement clinically backed methods to help adult men and women and adolescent boys and girls uncover and overcome the root causes of their disorders, even while assisting in their physical recovery.
Dr. Pauline Powers is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading researcher, educator and trainer in the continually evolving field of eating disorder treatment, and has 40 years of experience fighting this fight. She currently sits on the Scientific Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program and the Editorial Board of the Eating Disorders Review and has also served as the founding President of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), President of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and founding member of the Eating Disorders Research Society.
If you or your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, there is no time to waste. Contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today by phone or via our online form to start the journey toward treatment and recovery.
The History of Fairwinds Treatment Center
Fairwinds Treatment Center was founded by Dr. Khal El-Yousef in 1989, and we offer a treatment model that combines the benefits of therapy with a more clinical approach to eating disorders, addiction and the underlying psychological conditions that can spur these self-destructive behaviors. We believe that addressing all of the factors that contribute to an eating disorder is the only way to facilitate a full recovery. As such, we are one of the only dually licensed psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities in the nation to earn accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), which empowers us to address any chemical dependencies or behavioral issues that may contribute to an eating disorder.