Anorexia

Adriana Campbell’s Story: Online Support Groups And Recovery

Adriana Campbell, a college student in California, tells us how an online support group jump-started her recovery. Why did you initially seek help from an online support group? My best friend noticed that I was having issues with an eating disorder, and I didn’t think I did. She told me to go to a website …

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Breaking Free Of Anorexia: Matt’s Recovery Story

This article was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Matt Wetsel, an eating disorder writer and activist. He maintains his blog, …Until Eating Disorders Are No More, and is currently a junior board member of the Eating Disorders Coalition. I’ll never be able to say definitively what caused my eating disorder, and that’s okay. Over the …

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Escaping Control: Jen’s Recovery Story, Part II

This two-part article was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Jenmac18, a member of SupportGroups.com. In this article, Jen discusses how her eating disorder began due to the pressures her father put on her and what has finally helped her overcome anorexia. Click here to read Part I. I followed my meal plan for a few …

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Fighting Anorexia And Alcoholism: Alison’s Recovery Story, Part 1

This four-part article series was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Alison Smela. Alison offers more insight into addiction and eating disorder recovery on her blog. I’ve been given the precious gift of life three times. I was physically born in December of 1961; came alive when I entered treatment for alcoholism in January of 2002; …

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Fighting Anorexia And Alcoholism: Alison’s Recovery Story, Part 2

This four-part article series was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Alison Smela. Alison offers more insight into addiction and eating disorder recovery on her blog. Click here to read Part 1. I married the love of my life. For the first two years the drinking and unhealthy eating behaviors were manageable, yet the secrets and …

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Fighting Anorexia And Alcoholism: Alison’s Recovery Story, Part 3

This four-part article series was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Alison Smela. Alison offers more insight into addiction and eating disorder recovery on her blog. Click here to read Part 1. There were many recommendations offered while I was in treatment for alcoholism, including that I consider my relationship with food, which I chose to …

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Fighting Anorexia And Alcoholism: Alison’s Recovery Story, Part 4

This four-part article series was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Alison Smela. Alison offers more insight into addiction and eating disorder recovery on her blog. Click here to read Part 1. In the fall of 2008, after 35 years battling an eating disorder, at the age of 46, I walked through the doors of a …

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Fighting Every Single Day: Leanne’s Recovery Story

The following article was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Leanne, who is in recovery from an eating disorder. My life changed forever a few years ago in summer of 2009, when I joined a gym to help me lose weight. I had been quite overweight since elementary school. I had no idea what calories were, …

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How Horses Saved My Life

Treena Hall shares her story of recovery from anorexia, and how equine therapy provided her with a new passion for life. Now, she works to help others struggling with eating disorders find similar hope. My Story Imagine a world full of darkness. Imagine a world full of pain. Imagine a struggle so powerful that it …

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Killing Anorexia With Kindness: Shelby Wright’s Story, Part 1

This story was written exclusively for EatingDisorders.com by Roxanne Scolari-Wright. My daughter Shelby struggled with eating disorders for seven years. She lost the battle on Oct. 28, 2011. Shelby was a gifted, dedicated athlete who was nominated as the “Best Catcher in CA” by the all-star coaches. She then took her team to the nationals …

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