September 19, 2012 by Castlewood Treatment Center in Alumni and Family "My son has struggled with an eating disorder for 30 years and Castlewood saved his life; physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We found that there were not many treatment centers for men as eating disorders are often viewed as only a "woman's disease" and, of course, that is not true. Castlewood treated my son with the same commitment and care as they do all their clients. My son experienced the staff at Castlewood as knowledgeable and well-trained and, most importantly for us, he was embraced with loving compassion.I was fortunate to experience family week two times. (I highly recommend this) I came away with a deeper understanding of eating disorders, treatment and recovery of the disease. To become aware that the family is part of the problem and part of the solution is a significant step in recovery. I see that this very important and meaningful experience helps me be a positive and integral part of my son's recovery.
My son is recovering from his eating disorder. He is fully functioning in the world with strength, pride and confidence. The smile on his face comes from his healed heart. My son and our family are blessed to have experienced Castlewood and the wonderful staff. Thank you, I am most grateful." ~Cindy, a mom