Posted 19 June 2016 - 10:29 PM
I'm so glad to post some experience here!
I went to a treatment center in Kenner, Louisiana, which is one of the surrounding towns lumped in with New Orleans. It was called River Oaks. At the time, I was diagnosed with moderate Bulimia. I didn't want to recover, I wanted to stop binging and purging. I've been overeating and binging my whole life, since I was a kid.. I started regularly purging in October 2014. I got down to my lowest adult weight of 152 (by highest weight with BED was 300lbs) and plateaued. I blamed my binging and wanted to stop, but didn't want to stop restricting. The treatment center was amazing.. one of the best in the US from what I've heard. If I had really wanted to recover, I would've succeeded with flying colors because of the tools that treatment gave me. When I left, I regularly saw a therapist named Lisa Oliver, once or twice a week, and saw a dietician named Daphne Olivier once a week. I lied the whole time and continued restricting, so it wasn't long before my binging and purging started again. But, when I went to treatment it had gotten to twice a day. Now, it's a few times a week. That's not ideal, but I use a lot of tools from treatment still. I wouldn't take my time there back just cause I'm still trapped here. It was there that I really discovered Brain Over Binge, and those are a lot of the tool I still use. The only downside is the cost.. without my amazing insurance, it would've been $60,000 and I ended up paying about $5000. It's put me in further debt than I already was, but I still wouldn't take it back.
I hope that, if you really want to recover, you'll find a place for you. I've seen recovery and it's beautiful. I'm just not there yet. I have hope that it's possible, I just sometimes doubt I'll ever want it. I'm keeping you all in my thoughts:)