Eating disorders are not classified as addictions but they possess several of the same characteristic addictive patterns of behavior. In addition, these mental health disorders such as bulimia and anorexia are strongly related to powerfully held negative self-beliefs that are also so prevalent in drug and alcohol addictions.
This means that effective treatment for eating disorders parallels addiction recovery treatment approaches. At the Phoenix Recovery Center we have clinical mental health counselors who have also specialized in eating disorders. They can understand and help who cannot control these debilitating conditions.