By Meghan Vivo
Interventions have introduced the concept of recovery to millions of addicts, but they’re also a life-saving tool for those suffering from eating disorders. While it is true that eating disorders are different illnesses than addiction, the intervention process can be remarkably similar.
Like addiction interventions, eating disorder interventions involve family and friends presenting the negative consequences of a loved one’s behaviors and asking them to accept treatment. Although the harmful consequences may be more subtle than a DUI or drug overdose, they are just as real and just as damaging to the eating disorder sufferer and the people who care about them.