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Why Do Some Veterans Need Eating Disorder Rehab?
Eating disorders may not be the first condition you think of when it comes to veteran mental health. However, eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia are common among the veteran population. But why is that?
There is a strong link between trauma and the development of eating disorders. Veterans face a variety of unique circumstances that can be traumatizing such as combat exposure and military sexual assault. But even if veterans experience these situations during their time in the service, they can continue to impact their mental health years later.
As a result, many veterans struggle with PTSD alongside an eating disorder. Although experts are unsure why this is so common, its speculated to be the result of a perceived lack of control. Since symptoms of PTSD can be debilitating, some veterans develop eating habits that create a sense of control over their minds and bodies. However, this worsens the pre-existing mental health problems.
That’s why veteran-exclusive eating disorder treatment centers, such as Heroes’ Mile, address the underlying trauma connected to their eating disorder. This means working on the problems contributing to their eating disorder symptoms. Eating disorder rehab provides a safe and structured environment that allows veterans to heal at their own pace.
What Veterans Can Expect From Eating Disorder Rehab
At a veteran-exclusive eating disorder like Heroes’ Mile, patients are surrounded by peers and a treatment team that understand what they’re going through. Many veterans shy away from opening up about their mental health struggles. However, the judgement-free space provided by our veteran support groups and other
Eating disorder rehab
Eating Disorder Rehab Program Types
inpatient treatment, also referred to as residential treatment provides the highest level of care at our treatment center. This type of treatment requires veterans to remain at our eating disorder center for the duration of their treatment. That way, they can receive the necessary
Veterans seeking inpatient treatment receive 24-hour supervision
Eating Disorder Rehab Treatment Options
Whether you’re struggling with avoidant restrictive food intake disorder or binge eating disorder, or another eating disorder, Heroes’ Mile has a treatment program for you.
individual therapy is an evidence-based form of therapy
Trauma-informed psychotherapy methods at Heros’ Mile include:
- CBT therapy
- EMDR therapy
- TIR therapy
- Family therapy
- Art therapy
- Equine therapy
Nutrition Education and Fitness Programming
Fitness programming not only helps veterans stay healthy but it also provides a constructive outlet for recovery.
Get Trauma-Informed Care Today
Heroes’ Mile provides peer support and trauma-informed care that other eating disorder treatment centers are often unable to provide. But at our eating disorder rehab, we’re committed to providing veterans with all the tools necessary to fight an eating disorder and co-occurring substance use issues.
To learn more about our eating disorder treatment programs, call us at 386-400-2993 or submit a confidential contact form. You don’t have to fight this battle alone. Heroes’ Mile has the resources you need to maintain long-term recovery from your eating disorder and addiction. So, don’t wait and get the help you need today.