Contributor: Staff of Timberline Knolls Eating Disorder behaviors such as binging, purging and starvation serve a purpose for the affected individual. Process Addictions do, too. This is because these behaviors create a sense of positivity and wellbeing in the brain’s reward center. Therefore, these disordered behaviors are more about getting the “high,” and exerting control, [...] Read More
In recent years, there has been a significant connection between addictions and eating disorders. This dual diagnosis is becoming more apparent, especially in women. Studies have shown that up 35% of individuals with eating disorders also have an alcohol or substance abuse comorbid disorder, compared with 3% of the general population . Both groups share [...] Read More
Recent research has found that eating disorders and substance or alcohol use disorders commonly co-occur . Studies have also found that dual diagnosis increases mortality through either medical complications or suicide at rates greater than the general population. Both addictions and eating disorders have roots in genetic components, family history, early trauma, history of abuse, [...] Read More
I have clear memories of partying in many “hot spot” cities around the world with dignitaries, celebrities, and my modeling agents. Often, I would fly from a city where I was working, do drugs for a weekend with my agents, then come back and work. Sometimes, agents would stay at a house where I was [...] Read More
When hearing the phrase “eating disorder,” most people think of anorexia and bulimia (officially known as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa). These are common, but they are far from the only types of eating disorders. If you or a loved one has an eating disorder, it might be difficult to pin down exactly what it [...] Read More
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