Life Without Obesity: An Awareness Rehabilitation Program

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Compulsive over-eaters have an addiction and an obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, Serenity House CR now announces a program to help people combat their addiction and disease.

Serenity House has qualified professionals that will guide and support you on your journey.

What is Compulsive Overeating?

Compulsive overeating is considered an addiction and an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Individuals suffering from this condition participate in recurrent episodes of impulsive eating, during which they may feel out of control followed by feelings of guilt and depression.

People who are addicted to food, like people who suffer from other addictions have trouble stopping their behavior, even if they want.

Those struggling with compulsive behaviors and who suffer from other kinds of addiction often find that they overcome one addiction and develop another one months or even years later. This is especially true of individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery as they generally try to resolve their issues with compulsive overeating.

What many studies have shown:

Studies have identified an increased risk of alcohol and drug use in these patients (The findings were published online Oct. 15, 2012 at http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1379763) even though the core issue motivating compulsive eating or addictive behaviors is not the substance or the conduct, but the reason why it is done. After bariatric surgery, if the patient does not address his or her emotional, cognitive and behavioral issues, there is a significant increase in the risk of further addictive behavior.

"Be aware of symptoms of substance abuse if you have undergone bariatric surgery, including changes in your relationship with drugs and alcohol," said Dr. Alexis Conason, a researcher at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center in New York City.

What has Serenity House done?

Serenity House CR, http://www.serenityhousecr.com, has provided an integrative approach that addresses the physical, emotional and behavioral aspects of the disease for those who are recovering from bariatric surgery giving them the opportunity to receive a physical, as well as a psycho-emotional approach in the post operative stage, that will provide an integral approach to their overall health.

How is the overeating compulsion program carried out at the rehabilitation center?

It is done through 24-hour supervision in a healthy, luxurious and personalized environment that provides the tools that the person will need for personal and spiritual growth as well a more mindful body using the following approaches:

Diet Certified by a Physician
Nursing Services
Psycho-Diagnostic Services
Individual Psychological Counseling
Overeaters Anonymous Support
Anxiety Management Groups
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Why Serenity House?

http://www.serenityhouse.com has qualified professionals that will guide and support the patient on his/her journey.

Studies have shown that the environment during the recovery process plays an essential role in the success of weight loss surgery. (https://weightloss.clevelandclinic.org/PdfFiles%5CPhysBrochure_FNL.pdf) Therefore the recovery facility reflects a confidential, tranquil, safe and supportive environment - with over 10 acres of private property, surrounded by lawns, gardens, mountains, streams, tropical rain forest and wonderful views.

Serenity House provides a healthy change of environment that promotes healing and healthy living.

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