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Rosewood Treats Co-occurring Disorders

Rosewood develops personalized treatment plans in ways that respond to a patient’s individual needs. Our overarching goals for each patient’s eating disorder and co-occurring disorder focuses on a common set of imperatives that each patient arrives at in their own unique way. These include:

  • Ensure the patient is medically stabilized, at a weight level that’s medically appropriate; provide any necessary detoxification under careful medical supervision
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan with input from our multidisciplinary team as well as the patient and family members.
  • Work with the patient to detect and deal with any psychiatric illness and psychological challenges associated with the eating disorder and/or co-occurring disorder(s).
  • Focus on behaviors and thinking processes that impede progress toward lasting recovery.
  • Proactively prepare each patient with comprehensive aftercare plans that reduce the chance of relapse.

Rosewood specializes in treating the following Co-Occurring Disorders:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • PTSD and Trauma

Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

Rosewood Uses an Individualized 5-Goal Process to Treat Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

Members of each patient’s multidisciplinary team collaborate closely, in regular assessment meetings and informally throughout the day, to monitor the patient’s progress. We stay in close touch with family members as well as the patient’s medical and psychiatric providers at home to obtain feedback that can help us provide the most effective treatment possible. The plan includes a wide range of different types of therapies, which approach the patient’s issues, gently and non-judgmentally, from several different vantage points. These can include:

  • Individual and group therapy sessions with trained counselors
  • Medical intervention as needed from our on-site board-certified staff physicians
  • Frequent nutritional counseling sessions with our Registered Dieticians
  • A variety of experiential modalities, such as equine , 12-step programs, dialectical and behavior modification therapy and others

PTSD & Trauma Treatment

Traumatic experiences can have a profound impact on a person’s mental and physical health, even many years later. Trauma can have wide-ranging impacts on an individual’s development and functioning, including contributing to eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder. Studies show that the lingering effects of trauma can cause depression, anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia and relationship difficulties.

Integrating trauma treatment with eating disorders treatment is crucial to helping individuals deal with the experiences that caused the physical and emotional pain, fear, stress and anxiety. Trauma therapy helps people address what has happened to them, and regain a sense of control and empowerment. Trauma work can lay the foundation for successful eating disorders recovery.

Initially, treatment for trauma at Rosewood focuses on medical, nutritional, and psychiatric stability.  Various modalities are utilized to help individuals find relief from symptoms related to trauma while creating a safe space to explore the underlying issues that may perpetuate the negative beliefs and maladaptive behaviors.  Individuals may begin trauma work by receiving education, grounding and tracking tools, building trust to enhance safety, and increasing skills related emotion and distress tolerance to regulate behaviors.  Different therapeutic approaches will address traumatic experiences and reactions that threaten safety, control, esteem, and connection by focusing on the belief systems, body memories through body work, mindfulness and coping mechanisms.  Overall, the focus is to support individuals in trauma work through mind, body, spirit integration.  Each patient is unique on when trauma work would be most appropriate.  The treatment team will work together with the patient to assess readiness and the type of approach that would best fit their needs.    

These various treatment modalities give patients at Rosewood multiple opportunities to explore their specific eating disorder behaviors in depth, as well as the underlying experiences, issues and circumstances that contributed to the eating disorder.  Our program is flexible enough to allow for any additional testing and assessments, if needed, and to make any necessary changes in the patient’s individualized treatment plan.

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