What to Expect from a Residential Treatment Program
Working through an eating disorder can feel challenging, especially when you begin feeling overwhelmed by daily life. When you’re ready to tackle an eating disorder, it’s important to find a trusted residential eating disorder treatment program. At Magnolia Creek, we offer programs for women to help you get your life back.
One of the most important tools in recovering from a mental health disorder is establishing a routine. In our residential eating disorder treatment program, clients can start discovering what works for them. The residential treatment schedule is essentially the same for each client. However, clients with a co-occurring disorder attend a weekly mental health group while others attend nutrition groups.
Residential Level of Care
Each day, women in our program participate in individual therapy, group therapy, and experiential or recreational therapy. These therapies vary from day-to-day and woman-to-woman. Some therapies that people may participate in include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Family therapy
- Therapeutic outings
Each of these serves a different purpose and gives clients variety while helping them establish healthy routines.
Who Does the Best in Residential Treatment
We know that a variety of factors contribute to the development of an eating disorder, including (but not limited to) societal pressures, neurobiology, trauma histories, family dynamics, and high levels of stress. Regardless of the type of eating disorder, controlling weight is one motivator for an eating disorder; another is being in control of something no one else can. Therefore, those who have struggled for a long period of time tend to do the best in residential programs. Additionally, those who don’t have the support they need at home or family members who encourage unhealthy behaviors should start with a residential program.
While outpatient treatment often includes the same therapies and similar care to residential treatment, it doesn’t provide the accountability these individuals need. In addition, people with co-occurring disorders often benefit from residential programs. Dual diagnosis therapy addresses more than one mental health disorder at a time, giving individuals the chance to recover more fully.
Why Residential Treatment is Important
Many people believe that outpatient treatment is sufficient for overcoming an eating disorder. While this is true for some people, the vast majority do better when they have the support and accountability that comes with a residential eating disorder treatment program.
Having access to around-the-clock accountability and support is invaluable when beginning the journey to a healthy relationship with food. It’s also important to be able to access medical care in case of an emergency quickly. Working with a residential treatment facility can make the process of recovery easier and more comfortable.
Why Magnolia Creek is a trusted Residential Eating Disorder Treatment Program
Magnolia Creek is a licensed eating disorder treatment facility in Birmingham, Alabama. We offer both residential and partial hospitalization services for women who are battling eating disorders. Most importantly, we offer individualized therapies and programs to give women the specific treatment that they need.
Our evidence based intervention programs are backed by licensed nutritionists, nurses, and a private on-site staff. Additionally, we offer holistic therapies, including yoga and equine. Don’t let your eating disorder continue to control your life. Contact the Magnolia Creek admissions team today at 205-409-4220 to learn more.