What is recovery?


Recovering from an eating disorder is a journey. Treatment is only the first step. It is important to remember that for many people, recovery is an on-going process.

Recovery and preventing relapse isn’t a one-size-fits-all. But in this section, we’ll explore:

  • the common stages people go through when making a big change
  • some ways to recognize and prevent relapses
  • tips for supporting people in recovery

“At first, recovery felt like making a path through untamed woods. I had to keep going over and over the same original path to forge a trail and shift my thinking. It has taken years, but slowly I’ve been able to reconnect with myself and push the eating disorder aside. One thing I had to remember throughout this journey was that this eating disorder required so much of my will power and discipline to get into, I knew I had that same power and strength to get myself out.” ~Amy

Finding Help: Where can I find help? Prevention: How do you prevent an eating disorder?

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