Colorado Recovery Retreats & Customized Counseling
AFTERCARE from Treatment Centers – Inpatient programs can save lives of those with serious eating disorders, medical detox is essential for those with severe alcohol or drug addiction, and residential programs can provide structure and coping skills to break eating disorder and addictive behaviors. But what happens when you return home? Aftercare is essential, and Dr. Dorie’s recovery retreats can provide this transitional treatment, with 1-on-1 counseling from Dr. Dorie, who is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist with 25 years of experience.
ALTERNATIVES to Group Counseling – Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), can provide a “higher level of care” through more frequent, longer duration sessions in a group setting. This type of treatment typically allows you to live in your home environment and maintain commitments such as work or school, but do these groups provide the individual attention to address your specific issues? Dr. Dorie’s Customized Counseling features her own method of Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ and other addiction treatment techniques to meet your specific needs. 1-on-1 IOP can be designed upon request.
EDIT™ Guides You in the Practice of Five Principles
Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ was developed by Dr. Dorie as a result of her own journey of recovery from Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, and other addictions. EDIT™ involves the practice of these five principles:
Dr. Dorie knows first-hand that complete recovery from eating disorders and addictions is possible – and you can enjoy complete recovery, too!
Alcohol Abuse + Eating Disorder = The Deadly Diet
“Drunkorexia” – it’s not a medical term, but literally, this term implies a combination of excessive alcohol consumption (“drunk”) with desire or appetite (“-orexia”). On college campuses, this term means much more than “an appetite to be drunk.” It’s used to describe the behavior of deliberately avoiding food intake and/or exercising excessively before drinking. Drunkorexia is also used to describe the behavior of self-induced vomiting after eating (to empty the stomach of food before drinking alcohol), or purging in the midst of an evening of heavy drinking (to allow for continued alcohol consumption). This is a very dangerous behavior, which can result in severe dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and sudden heart attack – or, an accidental overdose of alcohol, coma and sudden death.