Integrated Eating Disorder/Substance Use Disorder Program

We understand that eating disorders often occur alongside struggles with alcohol and drugs. This type of co-occurring condition may exist because eating disorders and substance use disorders have a complex, intertwined relationship involving the “reward center” of the brain. If left untreated, these disorders can cause significant ongoing problems and prevent you from recovering fully.

Compassionate Eating Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Care

The Emily Program’s Integrated Eating Disorder/Substance Use Disorder (ED/SUD) program is designed for adults (18+) of all genders who have been diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) and whose recurrent substance use—which is also known as chemical dependency—causes clinically significant impairment or distress. Evidence-based treatment may include:

  • Substance use assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Skills-based therapy group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Medical and psychiatric management
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Care management
  • Family and education support services
  • Access to mutual peer support, 12-step meetings, partnerships with sober housing facilities

Personalized care every step of the way

The Emily Program offers different levels of care to meet you where you are in treatment. We offer an ED/SUD Intensive Outpatient Program (IIOP) and Intensive Day Program (IIDP). Treatment programs are currently offered in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Integrated Intensive Outpatient Program (IIOP)

Structured, group-based treatment for ED/SUD
Monday-Friday, 3 hours/day
Time typically spent in program: 6-8 weeks

Integrated Intensive Day Program (IIDP)

A higher level of care with more intensive, structured treatment for ED/SUD
Monday-Friday, 7 hours/day
Time typically spent in program: 4-6 weeks
Conveniently located lodging available for out-of-town clients

View IIOP and IIDP sample schedules here.


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