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Understanding Orthorexia: Castlewood Staff Member Interviewed for National Magazine

Katie Thompson, MS, LPC, NCC, one of Castlewood’s extraordinary primary therapists, was recently interviewed by Addiction Professional Magazine. Concerned about the increasing prevalence of orthorexia, Katie is personally and professionally pleased to be able to share her concerns and expertise. Addiction Professional Magazine provides a national resource addressing current trends, research, education and news for clinicians who are dedicated to maximizing their professional skills. Importance of Increasing Knowledge of Orthorexia Understanding the challenges of working with clients with orthorexia was an important aspect of Katie’s interview. Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. As with other types of…

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Spots Still Available For Castlewood Charity Golf Tournament

It’s not too late to join the fun of enjoying a round of golf at one of the St. Louis area’s finest courses while supporting Castlewood’s First Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Project Heal, a not-for-profit organization that provides scholarships for people who need life-saving treatment for eating disorders but cannot afford the cost. More than 80 golfers already have registered for the tournament, which will be held Monday, October 6, at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri. Various levels of participation are available. Details are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/castlewood-golf-tournament-benefiting-project-heal-tickets-11541191013 The day full of activities begins with a 10:30 a.m.…

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Castlewood Provides Meaningful Presence at National Conference

Supporting the National Conference on Addiction Disorders and the Behavioral Leadership Summit Castlewood continues to make a national impact by supporting education and leadership on eating disorders and related addiction disorders. Beginning tomorrow, August 22nd in St. Louis, Castlewood will be sponsoring and taking part in the highly respected National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) and the concurrently held Behavioral Leadership Summit. The Castlewood team is proud to be a part of these premier events. “At Castlewood, we have a commitment to our clients to provide the highest quality of care,” said Nancy Albus, CEO, Castlewood Treatment Center. “Participating in…

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Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others March: the FREED Act Must Pass!

For people who love and care about those with eating disorders, or has tragically lost someone from an eating disorder, September 30th is way to bring eating disorder awareness to the public, and more importantly lawmakers! The inaugural MOM March on Washington, held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Washington DC., brings eating disorder advocates to the Nation’s Capital for two days of lobbying and educating Members of Congress, pushing them to increase efforts on the FREED Act and Truth in Advertising. MOM? FREED Act? M.O.M. stands for “Mothers and Others”, and is a unified group of…

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The Curious Case of the Stress Phantom

The Curious Case of the Stress Phantom

How good are you at recognizing when you are under stress? Or do you find it easier to recognize stress in others? And what about the phantom-like stress that goes unnoticed, but slowly causes the resurfacing of anxiety or problematic eating behaviors? If you are heading off to college this fall, we can help you anticipate many stressful situations that may come up, or be swimming under the surface, during these last few lazy summer days. What to Do About College-Bound Stress Stress can be good or bad. The excitement of increased independence at college is a positive stress for…

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#nofilter

Filtered or Unfiltered? Why #nofilter is the Healthiest Choice

Back in the day you got what you got in your school photo. Goofy grin, cowlick, poor sweater choice, shiny nose, it was all there, the ultimate, honest expression of how we looked in that very minute, on that very day. Now even a cell phone has an in-app alteration tool, allowing us to filter our images into what we want to look like, instead of accepting our unfiltered beauty. Standing up for a #nofilter society is an important way to celebrate each person’s natural and unique beauty. According to research done by communications experts, when media content is repeated,…

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Castlewood’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Castlewood’s First Annual Golf Tournament

Castlewood Treatment Center is pleased to announce that it will hold its first ever golf tournament later this year, scheduled for October 6, 2014. The event will take place at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri, and will raise funds for treatment scholarships for Project Heal. Project Heal is a nonprofit organization that provides much-needed grants for individuals with eating disorders. The organization focuses its efforts on those that do not have the resources to pay for treatment and who might not otherwise get the help they need. Project Heal not only awards scholarships for eating disorder treatment,…

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Finding a New Voice in Recovery

Finding a New Voice in Recovery: Share your story of strength, hope, and survival using #whatisrecovery

The power of “we” in recovery cannot be overstated. While an excellent treatment program with dedicated medical professionals can provide a great foundation, it is really the community and support found by an individual when they return to everyday life which makes all the difference. What is recovery like in today’s communities? These days it seems everyone owns a computer, smartphone, or other device, and digital media is an integral part of our everyday routine. More and more people in recovery are using technology to connect instantaneously at any time with others for support and affirmation. Interaction which helps us…

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#whatisrecovery

How Benjamin O’Keefe Began a Global Dialogue: #whatisrecovery

When Benjamin O’Keefe began to encourage the sharing of eating disorder recovery stories through telling his own, he had no idea the positive effect he would have in his own life and the lives of others. Telling your story is a courageous and sometimes life changing act. Eating disorder stories can be particularly challenging because it requires facing emotions and the person we once were. Benjamin’s struggle is not uncommon, although it is unique. He describes growing up being put down for his size, believing his worth was dependent on how he looked. He began restraining his eating to the…

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Castlewood Announces Staff Additions and Promotions

Castlewood is pleased to announce the promotion of Deana Wilson and the addition of Dana Suitor. Deana Wilson has been promoted to Director of Intake for Castlewood Treatment Centers. Now residing in St. Louis, she will oversee the intake team, working directly with potential clients to guide them from inquiries to admittance.  In addition, she will continue building relationships with eating disorder professionals. “This new role allows me to be onsite and have a more hands-on approach to client access and care,” said Deana. “I am especially eager to incorporate the feedback and best practices I have learned from professionals…

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