FAQ

For 25 years, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows has been helping women and girls recover from eating disorders. We understand the pain that an eating disorder can bring to not only the one suffering first hand, but also their loved ones. Our experienced staff is here to help you or your loved one along the road of recovery.

What is an Eating Disorder?

An eating disorder is any pattern of eating that leads to disruption in one’s behaviors, thinking, and mood state that could lead to disruptions in one’s ability to function in any number of areas—including interpersonal relationships, social situations, school, and work—and, eventually, disruptions in health. One who suffers from such a disorder will continue such behaviors, despite evidence that such behaviors are not in that person’s best interest. Such driven behaviors maybe be caused by any number of factors and serve any number of purposes, but they are harmful and can result in great functional impairment—even leading to death in some extreme cases.

How do I know if I have an eating disorder?

Warning signs of an eating disorder can include alterations in weight, preoccupation with body image, disruptions in eating patterns, preoccupation with the nutritional content of foods, changes in exercise patterns, use of laxatives, diuretics and diet pills, mood fluctuations, and physical symptoms such as fainting spells from malnutrition and dehydration.

How long will I have to be in treatment?

When you undergo treatment, it's important to stay for the duration of the treatment program. Detox may be included if you are addicted to substances or if you display compulsive behaviors. A typical treatment program lasts anywhere from 28 to 45 days.

What exactly is inpatient treatment?

Inpatient treatment provides care 24 hours a day. Sometimes, it is better to be taken out of your home environment in order to focus on recovery. After an extensive evaluation, a group of therapists, counselors and psychologists devise a personalized treatment plan. The treatment plan is based on the patient's diagnosis, interests and personality, and usually consists of group meetings and 12-step programs, along with specific therapies such as expressive arts or equine therapy.

How do I know if I need an outpatient or inpatient rehab program?

If you aren’t showing progress in an outpatient program, or if it becomes unsafe for you to remain in an outpatient program, you should be admitted to an inpatient facility.

How will family be involved in my treatment?

Family involvement is crucial during the recovery process. Most treatment facilities have a set period of time for the family to visit and participate in workshops or lectures. Addiction often stems from issues within the family, so it’s essential to understand family dynamics and provide a space for the family to communicate and heal. Not only does this help the healing process for the patient, but it helps the entire family, too.

What is Remuda Ranch at The Meadows’ success rate?
How do I know that I'll be "cured"?

Most eating disorders, no matter what kind, have no definitive “cure”- only ongoing recovery. At Remuda Ranch, we base our success rate on our high rate in three factors: the number of alumni who recommend our program to friends and relatives; the number of referrals we get from other treatment facilities; and the number of patients referred to us by therapists and other medical practitioners.

The Remuda Ranch at The Meadows Eating Disorder Treatment Philosophy

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows combines evidence-based theories to teach coping and containment skills in order to do the deeper work to get at the source of the eating disorder so that a person can make long lasting recovery-based change.

We Are Here to Help

We have treated eating disorders for more than 25 years. We know that recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible. It's happening every day at Remuda Ranch at The Meadows. Based on feedback from patients, families and professionals, the vast majority of our patients remain committed to a life of health, balance and purpose.

For additional information about the treatment of eating disorders, please call to speak to an Intake Coordinator at 866-390-5100 or complete the form below and we will contact you with the information you need.

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