Eating Disorders vs. Addiction

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa share many similarities with substance use disorder (addiction). Eating disorders, as with other mental health disorders, often co-occur with substance addiction because substance use disorder is also a mental health disorder. Uncovering the core causes of the eating disorder will reveal a path to not only overcoming your eating disorder but also drug and alcohol addiction.

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we specialize in treating eating disorders and also those that co-occur with drug or alcohol addiction. Our full-time licensed dietician on staff allows us to provide a range of therapies and treatments to help heal from and overcome the core causes of the eating disorder to allow for a new life foundation that promotes empowerment, personal growth, and recovery from substance use disorder.

We place a special emphasis on providing you with the minerals, vitamins, and herbs to bring about your body’s natural ability to heal and improve your wellbeing. We don’t want you to have to rely on pharmaceuticals to manage your eating disorder or addiction but rather focus on healing the causes of your mental health disorders so that the setting of a new life foundation can be established where you can thrive.

Types of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders including binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), bulimia nervosa, other specified feeding and eating disorder (OSFED), rumination disorder, and unspecified feeding and eating disorder (UFED) are problematic eating habits that are a danger to a person’s health and life. Similarly, substance use disorder is also characterized by unhealthy habits that threaten a person’s mental wellbeing, physical health, and various aspects of their life.

The known common causes of these eating disorders lie in genetics which is revealed in twin adoption studies where twins grow up in different households yet are affected by the same eating disorders. Personality traits are another cause of eating disorders such as impulsivity, perfectionism, and neuroticism. 

Cultural pressure and personal perceived pressures reveal further potential causes of eating disorders. Certain cultures show little sign of specific eating disorders compared to Western Culture, showing the impact that our society can have on the individual.

Treating these causes is the key to lasting success as opposed to creating a restrictive, forceful environment to instigate change. We treat the root causes of your eating disorder and subsequent substance addiction in a comfortable, trusting, and transformative environment.

Experience True Healing

Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.

Eating Disorders Treated at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab

Through our permanent licensed dietician and the blood work that helps us better understand how to best help you combined with the comprehensive range of therapies and holistic treatments, we are able to provide treatment for all common eating disorders that often co-occur with substance use disorder. 

  •  Exclusive Hawaii Rehab offers inpatient treatment for:
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Pica
  • Rumination disorder
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • Purging disorder
  • Night eating syndrome
  • Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED) such as orthorexia

Our luxury rehab center provides several nutritional therapy and education programs to help you to establish how best to look after your nutritional needs. These are combined with transformative, top-of-the-line medical care, and a range of therapies such as trauma-informed therapy and person-centered therapy to treat the causes of your eating disorder.

Once your core reasons behind your eating disorder are treated, your empowerment, personal growth, and healing will follow, allowing for the elimination of drug or alcohol abuse and the mental health problems and difficulties that the eating disorder and addiction have caused in your life. 

How We Treat Eating Disorders: A Holistic Approach

To truly be free of your eating disorder, and the addiction that it has led to, the core causes must be treated. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we create a highly customizable treatment plan that provides therapy and holistic treatment for your specific needs in recovery. 

Our holistic approach to treatment allows us to provide care for every aspect of your life, mental wellbeing, and physical health. The whole-patient approach that we take provides the best care possible for eating disorders and addiction treatment because every important area of your life will be transformed, allowing for the setting of a new life foundation. Our holistic approach to treatment empowers you and facilitates your personal growth. 

We create a healing, supportive environment that doesn’t aim to restrict you with eating rules and expectations but rather looks to ease the pressure off you and gives you the tools to feel empowered and in control of your life and destiny. 

Experience True Healing

Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.

Types of Therapies Used to Treat Eating Disorders

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab combines naturopathic medicine, modern psychology, traditional disciplines, and a whole-patient treatment model to achieve your success in recovery from eating disorders and substance use disorder. 

 The range of therapies and treatments that will shape your recovery from eating disorders, healing, and personal growth include:

  • Stimulus Belief Response
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Nutrition Therapy and Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Journaling
  • Personal Development
  • Mission Therapy
  • Nature Immersion
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Traditional Hawaiian Therapy: Ho’oponopono
  • Harm Reduction
  • Success Refined Post-Rehab
  • Redefining Self-Narrative
  • Acupuncture
  • Yoga
  • Bodywork/Energy work
  • Massage Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Pilates
  • Life Contract
  •  Responsibility Square
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Claiming a Life Purpose

We also take further advantage of our beautiful surroundings by offering weekly excursions which may include visiting the waterfalls, hiking by active volcanoes, world-renowned botanical gardens, swimming with dolphins (dolphin therapy), and surf therapy.

Our exclusive rehab in breathtaking Hawaii is a luxury, secluded setting where all distractions can be removed so that you can focus on what you need to heal so that you can achieve personal growth, empowerment, and set out in your life on a new life foundation.