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Eating Recovery Center Partners with Insight Behavioral Health Centers to Expand Access to Specialized Eating Disorders Treatment

Eating Recovery Center's Chicago-based partner program specializes in outpatient eating disorders treatment and evidence-based treatment for obesity, mood and anxiety disorders

DENVER, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive, specialized eating disorders treatment to female and male adults, adolescents and children, has partnered with Insight Behavioral Health Centers. Insight specializes in outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults dealing with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Insight also offers evidence-based treatment for obesity, mood and anxiety disorders. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Insight currently operates four treatment centers in the Chicago area including Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Park and downtown Chicago. Insight is a teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Medical School and Rush University Medical School. Additionally, Insight and the University of Chicago's Eating Disorder Program, led by Daniel LeGrange, have teamed up to study new options for adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa who do not respond to current treatment protocols.

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"Eating Recovery Center partners with programs that excel in the medical and clinical treatment of eating disorders and share our philosophies related to lasting recovery," explains Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Eating Recovery Center. "Insight absolutely embodies competence, commitment and excellence in the treatment of these complex illnesses. Working collaboratively, Eating Recovery Center and Insight will be able to expand access to specialized eating disorder treatment for patients and families in the Midwest."

"Partnering with Eating Recovery Center fuses the trust and familiarity earned from nearly a decade of Insight providing outpatient eating disorders treatment to patients and families in the region with the reputation, resources and expertise of an international provider of comprehensive eating disorders treatment," says Susan McClanahan, PhD, Founder and President of Insight. "Close connection to an international eating disorders treatment center with the full spectrum of programs and services will yield many benefits to Insight's patients, families and referring professionals. These benefits include best practice sharing with the field's esteemed experts, access to a higher level of care resource for patients requiring inpatient hospitalization, and resources to expand Insight's treatment programming to help more individuals touched by these serious illnesses."

In an effort to increase access to residential eating disorders treatment to patients and families in the Midwest, Eating Recovery Center will work collaboratively with Insight to expand its 24-hour treatment program for male and female adults. Slated to open in early 2014, Eating Recovery Center of Chicago will provide specialized eating disorders care for up to 16 patients in a state-of-the-art treatment center in downtown Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. The treatment program will mirror Eating Recovery Center's Residential program for adults in Denver, Colorado, which was created and is overseen by internationally recognized eating disorders treatment experts Drs. Ken Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez.

Insight's medical and clinical leadership will collaborate with Eating Recovery Center's experts to ensure effective delivery of Eating Recovery Center's evidence-based treatment philosophies, processes and interventions in a 24-hour treatment environment. Recognizing the importance of continuity of care between Residential and Outpatient levels of care for sustainability of recovery, Eating Recovery Center of Chicago is located in close proximity to Insight's four area treatment centers. Following discharge from 24-hour eating disorders treatment, patients can benefit from the structure and support of Insight's 7-day-per-week Partial Hospitalization Program, which offers opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled treatment environment during evenings at home or in recovery-focused apartment communities.

In addition to its comprehensive, Denver-based treatment programs offering the full spectrum of eating disorders care, Eating Recovery Center provides centers of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders across the country. Sacramento-based Eating Recovery Center of California offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, as well as Outpatient Services in Fresno, and The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Step-Down Services in Bellevue, Washington.

About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the leadership of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center provides centers of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders across the country. Sacramento-based Eating Recovery Center of California offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, as well as Outpatient Services in Fresno; The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Step-Down Services in Bellevue, Washington; and Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers comprehensive outpatient programming for eating disorders, as well as evidence-based treatment for obesity, mood and anxiety disorders at four Chicago area treatment centers. For more information, call 877-218-1344, email [email protected] or confidentially chat live with a Master's-level eating disorder therapist from our Clinical Assessment team on our website at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

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