Eating Disorders Group
Most clients that come to A Sober Way Home’s treatment center have hidden secondary or tertiary addictions that will present themselves, very obviously, once the client is no longer able to use drugs or alcohol as an escape. Typically with women and occasionally with men, a solid fall-back addiction we see over and over is an eating disorder (usually dating back to their teenage years). Whether they simply overeat to “numb out”, restrict their food intake as a means of controlling something in their lives, eat and over exercise, or use binging and purging (usually secretly) as a means of controlling their weight, we feel these deadly behaviors must be addressed.
Eating Disorder Group facilitator Jim Thomas, LISAC, has over 15 years experience as a therapist and 8 years as a primary therapist at one of the country’s top rated eating disorder treatment centers in Wickenburg, AZ. His compassionate demeanor sets the perfect stage for clients to first get honest with their disease, and helps them to become willing to apply time-tested tools to help curb their eating/restricting behaviors.
This group is reserved only for clients with eating disorders to provide a safe-haven for them share and be open about what drives them to use or restrict food as a mean of avoiding other feelings.
*A Sober Way Home is primarily a substance abuse program and is not an “Eating Disorder specific” treatment facility. If we determine a client has an eating disorder that has reached a more advanced stage, and will require a higher level of care, we will gladly refer them to the best treatment ED treatment centers available.