Eating disorder conditions are multi-faceted and are frequently long standing. Family dynamics and relationships typically play a major role in the development and continuation of eating disorders. For this and other reasons the treatment of people suffering from these conditions needs to be thorough and detailed in order to be successful. Short treatment periods have less successful outcomes than do extended treatment periods.
What does Montrose Manor mean by “Extended Care”?
By extended care we mean a programme that completes all three post-acute phases of treatment. This typically involves a stay of twelve weeks at Montrose Manor. The initial phase is devoted to the stabilisation of disordered eating and is followed by phase two which addresses the underlying issues and emotions which surface once eating is stabilised. The final phase of treatment focuses specifically on beginning the process of integration into the outside world and ends with a handover to a specialist who will continue to work with the client upon their return home.
Co-occurrence of substance abuse and eating disorders.
Frequently, people with eating disorders also abuse alcohol and drugs. The co-occurrence of alcohol abuse is particularly common in people with Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder (B.E.D.). People with Anorexia Nervosa are more likely to abuse stimulants (cocaine, methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine) since these drugs also suppress appetite.
By opting for an extended care model of dealing with eating disorders, Montrose allows sufficient time and opportunity to deal with underlying and co-occurring conditions.