SunCloud Health’s team members Melissa Hill, LCSW, ACHT, Krista DeCeault, MS, RDN, and Gail Alexander, MS, LPC, presented to Gateway Foundation Chicago Independence–one of the nation’s leading providers of addiction treatment–on the signs and symptoms of eating disorders.
Up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders also abuse alcohol and/or drugs, while nearly 35% of individuals with substance use disorder also have some form of disordered eating, a rate 11 times greater than the general population.
Despite the prevalence, eating disorders often go undiagnosed and have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric diagnosis. Moreover, 1 in 10 individuals receive treatment.
At SunCloud Health, we are committed to educating our fellow partners in the substance abuse world on how to assess their patients for the presence of an eating disorder.
For more information or to have SunCloud present at your organization, please call us at (844) 202-4230.