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Am J Addict. 2011 May-Jun;20(3):205-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1521-0391.2011.00122.x. Epub 2011 Mar 11.

Assessment and treatment of co-occurring eating disorders in privately funded addiction treatment programs.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, 67 President St., Charleston, SC 29425, USA. killeent@musc.edu

Abstract

Privately funded addiction treatment programs were surveyed to increase understanding of assessment and current treatment options for patients with co-occurring substance use and eating disorders. Data were collected from face-to-face interviews with program administrators of a nationally representative sample of 345 private addiction treatment programs. Although the majority of programs reported screening for eating disorders, programs varied in screening instruments used. Sixty-seven percent reported admitting cases of low severity. Twenty-one percent of programs attempt to treat eating disorders. These results highlight the need for education of addiction treatment professionals in assessment, referral, and treatment of eating disorders.

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PMC3076120
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