Empowering Recovery: Montecatini’s Commitment to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024

Montecatini, a leading eating disorder treatment program situated in the picturesque surroundings of Carlsbad, California, is delighted to share insights on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which occurred February 26-March 1, 2024. This pivotal week served as an opportunity for us to amplify awareness, provide education, and instill hope for individuals battling eating disorders. At Montecatini, our comprehensive treatment program offers residential, partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient program (IOP) levels of support, including the unique provision of independent living duplexes for those participating in our PHP and IOP. 

Montecatini acknowledges the complexity of eating disorders, encompassing anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder (BED), avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED). Rooted in our commitment to personalized care, we recognize the influence of biological factors and the frequent co-occurrence of eating disorders with conditions such as depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

Montecatini is dedicated to supporting the threefold mission of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: education, sharing a hopeful message, and facilitating access to vital resources for those seeking treatment. Our focus aligns with the theme of “Every Body to Have a Seat at the Table,” promoting inclusivity and underscoring the experiences of marginalized individuals and communities. Through these conversations, we strive to challenge biases, raise awareness, and encourage diverse voices to share their stories. 

Montecatini emphasizes the importance of recognizing the diverse physical, behavioral, and emotional symptoms associated with eating disorders. Early identification is paramount for timely intervention and support. Physical indicators may include temperature sensitivity, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal issues, while behavioral and emotional signs encompass preoccupation with food, mood swings, and social withdrawal. 

Untreated eating disorders can result in severe physical and emotional consequences. At Montecatini, we offer comprehensive treatment across residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care, coupled with the unique provision of independent living duplexes. Our approach is centered on restoring healthy habits and promoting overall well-being, fostering a supportive environment for individuals embarking on their journey to recovery. 

Montecatini remains committed to increasing understanding, reducing stigma, and instilling hope in those affected by eating disorders. Through education, advocacy, and compassionate care, we strive to create a community where every individual, under the guiding principles of Montecatini, has a seat at the table, contributing to a future free from the grasp of eating disorders. 

Britney Gay

Chief Executive Officer