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