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Eating Disorders: Separating the Patient from the Disease


Substance abuse is something most therapists are familiar with and feel comfortable addressing with their clients. I have been giving the information in this article to hundreds of substance abuse therapists, and the common response is, ìI had no idea.î The comorbidity of substance abuse and eating disorders is common. The difference is that patients will frequently talk about their drug use, but refrain from sharing their eating disorders because of the shame, guilt, and fear associated with…