Christian Bulimia Treatment
When you are struggling with an eating disorder, you are often your own worst enemy. It’s common for life to seem hopeless and beyond your control. It’s easy to feel like you are alone in the world. Out-of-control behavior might leave you with residual feelings of guilt and shame. Many individuals with eating disorders seek help only to find themselves in a vicious cycle of recovery and relapse. Sometimes recovery requires something deeper. That’s why we’ve created a program designed to not only strengthen your mind and body, but also enhance your relationship with God.
At Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery program, we are committed to helping you live healthily with your eating disorder. While many programs can provide treatment for your eating disorder, they may fail to acknowledge your spiritual needs. Along with offering you advanced bulimia treatment, RENEWAL incorporates your faith into your recovery process. Our faith-based approach provides a nurturing atmosphere that helps patients and their families find their way to a healthier, happier existence.
The PATHWAY program for Eating Disorders Treatment works conjointly with the resources available in the RENEWAL program to incorporate a Christian spiritual component into the therapeutic process. By bringing together the physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitian and RENEWAL Chaplains the program can offer the best opportunity for creating positive and lasting change.
Bulimia nervosa, often known simply as bulimia, is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by episodes of purging in order to restrict body weight. Bulimia is often coupled with anorexia nervosa, forming a deadly combination. Without proper treatment, bulimia can lead to death. But hope is available!
For individuals with bulimia, purging is often used as a way of coping with life’s daily troubles. But the eating disorder itself can be linked to traumatic events like physical abuse or the loss of a loved one. By involving God in your recovery, you can help gain the strength to confront psychological issues head on.
The most common form of bulimic behavior is induced vomiting following binge eating. While vomiting may temporarily alleviate a sense of fullness and provide a temporary sense of satisfaction, bulimic behavior is a source of shame. Bulimics often view the purge as regaining control from the compulsive binge.
If you or someone you love is suffering from bulimia nervosa, the first step is to acknowledge the condition. Individuals exhibiting the following symptoms might be suffering from bulimia:
- Evidence of binge eating
- Hiding food or food containers
- Frequent trips to the restroom after meals
- Signs and/or smells of vomiting
- Presence of laxatives and use of diuretics
- Abuse of laxatives or diuretics
- Unusual swelling of the cheek or jaw area
About the RENEWAL program
Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program provides an integrated approach for individuals seeking treatment of eating disorders as well as people with a “dual diagnosis” based on meeting the spiritual and psychological needs of the person within a comprehensive, results-oriented treatment program.
The program begins with a spiritual assessment which allows us to help you identify the issues which are barriers to your satisfying relationship with God and enable you to incorporate a spiritual dimension into the recovery process and your life after Brookhaven.
At Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL program, we understand that sometimes medical treatment isn’t enough. We provide comprehensive, faith-based care designed to treat the whole person. In addition to the full behavioral treatment program at Brookhaven Hospital, we offer the following spiritual services:
- Daily devotional and chapel services
- Evening bible study
- Christian counseling
- Devotion and prayer time
- Topical bible study
- Pastoral guidance
- Weekend worship services
The Experience of Past Patients
Our 2011 study found that 87% of patients surveyed would recommend Brookhaven Hospital based on the RENEWAL program. 88% felt that the staff was available to help them meet their spiritual needs.
In the words of one patient, “The RENEWAL program has helped me refocus my life and reminded me about the things that really matter.”
Christian Treatment Programs
When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than just yourself. You’re part of a powerful support system based on professional medical care, compassionate understanding and years of proven experience.
Each person involved in the RENEWAL program will receive biblically-based guidance and support from other Christians. The RENEWAL program brings together a highly professional behavioral health team and devoted hospital chaplains to assist you to create a mind, body and spiritual recovery.
Hope is on the horizon. Bulimia treatment requires a nurturing, healthy environment. Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL program is designed to revitalize you, and give you the strength you need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
Life changing results are possible! Call 888-298-4673 or request a free assessment today. The call will be kept strictly confidential.