At first, it seemed like an easy way to lose weight. You could eat anything you wanted and get rid of it. You thought you’d only do it once in a while, but now you can’t stop binge eating and purging.
You try to fight the urges, but they’re too strong to resist. You feel trapped in this secret struggle, consumed by anxiety, guilt, and self-loathing.
But you don’t need to struggle in silence and shame. You don’t need to live this way.
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by regular periods of binge eating followed by purging, which may include self-induced vomiting, fasting, laxative use, or other compensatory behaviors. Signs include:
individuals in the United States alone will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.
individuals with an eating disorder is male.
of individuals with eating disorders need a higher level of care in order to recover from their eating disorder.
Bulimia can have severe medical and psychological consequences if left untreated. If you or a loved one are struggling with binge eating and purging, don’t wait to reach out for help. The earlier bulimia is treated, the better the outcomes tend to be.
At The Emily Program, we work with you to create an individualized care plan so you or your child get the right treatment at the right time. We offer a full continuum of care, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), outpatient, and virtual programs for children, adolescents, and adults. This allows us to provide best-in-class care and support throughout your recovery journey, even as your needs change.
Our treatment programs focus on real-life skills, including hands-on nutrition and culinary experiences that you can take with you for lasting recovery. We encourage family involvement and offer family-based therapy and educational support for children and adolescents.