Recognizing Warning Signs of Anorexia Relapse

Eating disorders are a challenging condition to manage. Everyone’s experience is a little different, as is their relationship with food, self-esteem, body image, and other contributing factors. Recovery is not as easy as just “eating more,” and individuals should not view anorexia relapse as a sign that treatment or recovery have failed. It is a

Helping Children Cope When a Parent is in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, not just the person who is misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance use impacts everyone’s life. An estimated 25% of children affected by addiction in their family are under age 18. Entering addiction treatment with children at home can be a difficult decision, but realize that it

Rebuilding Relationships with a Loved One in Recovery

When someone is struggling with active addiction, it can take a toll on relationships with family and friends. Trust is easily broken and can take a long time to rebuild. A person’s actions and behaviors while under the influence can contribute to creating family rifts that are challenging to overcome. But by focusing on substance

Talking to Children About Drug Prevention

Drug addiction does not discriminate; it affects people of all ages, races, genders, nationalities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. It is never too early to start talking to your children about the dangers of drug use and how they can make healthier choices in their life. October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week and an excellent time

What is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

When people think of eating disorders, the two most common conditions that come to mind are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. However, these are not the only eating disorders that exist. There are actually several conditions that all fall under the umbrella of eating disorders. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder is one of these conditions, and

How Equine Assisted Therapy Helps in Addiction Recovery

There is not one blanket solution for treating drug addiction or helping someone learn how to overcome alcoholism. Each person’s situation is different, so a variety of methodologies and activities are used to address an individual’s needs. In addition to traditional types of treatment for drug addiction such as counseling, therapy, abstinence, and exercise, other

Learn to Spot the Signs of Anorexia Nervosa

In today’s society, there is a lot of pressure on people to look a certain way. Social media and advertisements have only amplified this focus. The desire to control one’s weight can quickly spiral into an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, or other conditions. Some anorexia nervosa statistics from the

Crossroads Addresses Growing Need for Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction Treatment

Crossroads has been providing high-quality, individualized treatment for addiction to women for more than 40 years. Gender-responsive care has been a cornerstone of supporting clients in making the most of their recovery. Over the years, Crossroads has treated many women who have also been struggling with eating disorders in addition to substance use disorders, prompting

Supporting Your Loved One Through Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate; it affects people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. In addition, addiction affects everyone, not just the person with a substance use disorder. Spouses, children, and relatives feel the impact too as they deal with the stress, uncertainty, and disorder that substance misuse