Category: college

College Sorority Life: Tips to Maintain Eating Disorder Recovery

Women College students battling drunkorexia On college campuses across the states, thousands of women join sororities every year through a structured recruitment process: the sorority rush. The college sorority life provides a space for young women entering college to make lifelong friends, enjoy personal growth and enrichment, and engage in activities within their college community. On the other hand, sororities [...]
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How to Choose an Eating Disorder Treatment Center: What is Best for My College Student?

Girl trying to find Eating Disorder Treatment Center for a College Student Contributed by Whitney Owens, MA, RMHCI with Canopy Cove Attending college and being a part of the world of academia can be an exciting time in a student’s life. But when suffering from an eating disorder, many students face challenges they cannot overcome on their own. So How do you find the best eating disorder [...]
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Fraternities & Eating Disorders in College: Correlations & Concern

College Fraternities Eating disorders are common in men. Even though in the past, it has been considered a ‘female disease’; males also suffer from EDs and have a lifetime prevalence rate of .3% for anorexia, .5% for bulimia, and 2% for binge eating disorder.  Total statistics equate to approximately 25%, (or 10 million men) of individuals in the [...]
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Sororities & Bulimia: What Can I Do to Help My Sister?

Sororities Sisters Dieting behaviors among college students are becoming more common. 83% of university females have consciously tried to lose weight or engaged in dieting behaviors [1].  The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), reports that 15% of women aged 17-24 have an eating disorder and 20% of college students say they have previously had an eating disorder, and [...]
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My Future and Leaving College for Eating Disorder Treatment

College student in the library “I don’t want my college team to know I’m struggling with an eating disorder… I’ll ruin my chances of getting into a masters or doctorate program if I go to treatment… I don’t want to fall behind in my classes.” All of these phrases are common when working with a college-aged student who is struggling [...]
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My College Eating Experiences in Recovery: What Are My Options?

College Student An astounding number of college students are struggling with eating disorders today, with many students learning how to navigate various aspects of their recovery journey while on their college campuses. According to a survey completed by the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), the rate of eating disorders among college students surveyed increased from 7.9% to [...]
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What Leads to Drunkorexia on College Campuses

Glasses of alcohol Drunkorexia is real and happening around college campuses worldwide. Its primarily affecting women who are feeling pressure to be thin [1]. Constant messages around body image, weight loss, internal fear of gaining weight, and stressors of academia can push college students toward this trending disorder. Two out of five college students are binge drinkers. When [...]
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Lack of College On-Campus Food Options and Eating Disorders

College Cafeteria Colleges students today face unprecedented challenges, including academic pressures, establishing their own identity and autonomy, balancing work with school and a social life, and more. For many college students, these years are a time to learn how to care for themselves independently, including everything from cooking, grocery shopping, paying bills and other such responsibilities and [...]
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Transitioning Back to College After Winter Break While in Recovery

Woman returning to college The holidays can be a stressful time filled with a variety of triggers for those in eating disorder recovery. Transitioning back to college after winter break can make this time even more challenging for students, as this typically comes with a demanding schedule, school stress, and social pressures. If you are a college student in [...]
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