Family & Friends
Family involvement in treatment is individualized with each client. Eating disorders are complex illnesses that can be frightening and confusing to not only the client suffering but to those who love them. The client’s family, friends and support network may find themselves feeling frustrated and helpless in the wake of this devastating disease. Desperate to help, caregivers may find themselves engaged in power struggles they are unable to understand and attempt to help in ways that may exacerbate the situation unintentionally.
ACED recognizes the importance of providing accurate education and support for the family, significant others, and friends of each client. We believe families and significant others are a foundational part of the treatment process. A strong support network supports the recovery process not only for the client but for those who care for them.
Family and significant others may invited to participate in treatment based on each client’s individual recovery plan. Supporting your loved one may include one or more of the following:
Individual family therapy
Meals shared together
Communication Skills Building
Family/Multifamily Support Groups
Passes as Appropriate or Encouraged