Beech Street Rehab and Eating Disorder Coverage
Eating disorders can wreak havoc on your body and your life. Twisted patterns of thinking can build up over time, without you even knowing it’s happening, resulting in an unhealthy approach to food that leaves you weak and, in many cases, literally starving.
Knowing what an eating disorder is, how you can recover from it and what some of your rehab and recovery coverage options are can help put you on the path back to health.
What Is An Eating Disorder
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders “include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males.”
Although eating disorders do tend to affect teens and young adults disproportionately, that doesn’t mean you’re safe just because you’re older. People of any age can experience unhealthy body image and problems surrounding food, and may need a period of detox to move past the unhealthy emotions.
How Can You Recover From It?
Luckily, recovery is possible. Whether you have anorexia (where you don’t eat nearly enough food), bulimia (where you eat and then purge) or another form of eating disorder, you may need inpatient treatment and a detox process to move on.
Detox can help you get space from your old behaviors, while an inpatient rehab program can offer the knowledgeable support you need from doctors and other patients experiencing the same issues.
What Does Coverage Look Like?
If you have an eating disorder and need rehab to help you undergo inpatient or outpatient treatment and recovery, chances are good your insurance will cover you. If your treatment center is in network, you may be able to detox via an inpatient program, which can help you avoid falling back into your old patterns in the world.
Even if the treatment center you like is out of coverage, you may be able to get some services from it out of pocket, and see other doctors for follow-up treatment who are in coverage. This can limit costs and lead to the best overall chance of recovery.
Finding treatment that works for you may be as simple as picking up the phone and calling to find out more about what you’re covered for and which services you’ll be able to receive in network. Don’t wait to begin.