Getting Help

forward‘No-one with an genuine eating disorder gets better on their own’.

So says a friend of mine who works at an eating disorder unit. And I’m inclined to agree. Whether you opt for professional care or the support of friends, church and family (and in my view you need both) – you can’t do it alone.

The nature of addiction is that you don’t always want to get help.  In all likelihood, it’s one of the most terrifying steps you will ever take. But it’s vital.

Friends, family and church can all be important sources of support. But if you want to get medical help,  here’s what you might expect:

1. Going to the GP

2. Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment

3. Inpatient care

4. Recovery goals and self-care