addiction & eating disorders

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How therapy can help in the treatment of addiction and EDs:

Identify behavior as a symptom 

Target underlying issues

Explore unresolved trauma

Identify negative beliefs about self

Consider the role of shame in the addiction cycle

Validate unmet needs being sought

Find healthy ways to fulfill those needs

Notice how codependency presents in relationships

Understand the importance of boundaries

Establish a support network/community

Utilize resources for additional support 

Learn about the neurobiology of addiction

Apply mindfulness to challenge thought patterns

Gain skills to practice changing behaviors

 

*EMDR Therapy is recommended for addiction/ED treatment