About This Book
Recovery from an eating disorder is often a very challenging process. Long before any constructive therapeutic work can commence, the individual needs to break through their denial and admit there is a problem. Even after one accepts their behavior is inappropriate, they continue to resist getting the necessary treatment. There is a feeling their eating disorder is not that severe and it will go away if they just persevere and abstain from their disordered eating behavior. If they do commit to treatment, too many times it’s all about adhering to only what they think recovery looks like and what they perceive as efficacious care. There are some whom may eventually fully understand recovery intellectually, but too many times think head knowledge is all that is needed. If the eating disorder sufferer never connects with the final stage of recovery, which is emotional commitment and total surrender, the potential for long-term recovery will never manifest. Unfortunately, many eating disorder sufferers will either find themselves relapsing, cross addicting, or fighting their cravings tooth and nail for the rest of their lives.