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Family Week Was Draining But It Was Eye-Opening & Emotional

Family Week Was Draining But It Was Eye-Opening & Emotional 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

I have to say a big thank you to all of the staff at Rosewood for being there for my husband through this hard time, for accepting him in the group! Before he ended up at Rosewood we were so upset and frustrated [because] most centers only accepted women and girls. To know he was welcome with open arms is the most comforting feeling for me. We are from Pittsburgh so for him to be all the way across the US was so scary, and I thought of a scary movie where he would be treated badly and I wouldn’t be able to get a hold of him!! I know it’s silly but that was my fear! We all know I watched too many scary movies as an adult!! When we came for family week I was ever so thankful that I could have shared this week with him and my in laws! I would recommend family week to anyone and everyone! It was draining but it was eye-opening and emotional. You realize, “WOW! my loved one has been hurting and hiding all of this,” and you learn to deal with the emotions and learn to communicate better and effectively!

My husband is coming home on Tuesday and I feel like a child on Christmas!! I want to thank all of you from Matt Miller to Billie and Stephanie, to the drivers and all of the care takers for taking care of my other half while I couldn’t!! I will always be so thankful for all of you! ~ Tracy Miller (Spouse of Robert M.)

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I Spent 30 Yrs Of My Life Burying Emotions, Hiding My Compulsive Overeating

I Spent 30 Yrs Of My Life Burying Emotions, Hiding My Compulsive Overeating 5/5 (100%) 2 votes

Hello, I came to Rosewood on December 18, 2013 a very broken man, and my life was in complete shambles. I walked into the inpatient program at 8am a very frightened and confused man not knowing how my life got to this point. I was welcomed with open arms and my mind was put at ease. At 8:30am I said my tearful good-bye to my wife, Tracy, not having a clue when I would see her again. I sat there for about 45 minutes and cried my eyes out and thought to myself “what am I doing here?” As I was sitting on the couch in the main living house, on of the patients came up to me and introduced themselves and said, “Welcome!” I felt a huge relief come over me, because for the first time in my life I felt accepted; I knew then and there I had made the right choice. Prior to coming to Rosewood, I spent 30 years of my life burying my emotions, hiding my compulsive overeating from my loved ones, obsessing about food and ruining my happiness. My life was out of control and I had ballooned to a record 500 lbs. I became anti-social; I pushed away my friends, and hurt my loved ones. The first day of programming, I was extremely worried that I would not relate to anyone in the program since I was the only compulsive overeater. The very first class I attended was dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and I tell you it was life changing listening to this idea of therapy. The regimen of therapy at Rosewood helped me realize a lot of positive things about myself and I am grateful for that. The programming at Rosewood helped me confront my demons head on, and I am extremely thankful they took the time to listen to my plea for help and accept me into their program. I truly believe this was my last chance at life, and know that I would not have lasted much longer if not for Rosewood. If anyone has a doubt about coming to this program please contact me at: Robmiller1973@yahoo.com and I will be glad to talk to you personally. ~ R.M.

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Rosewood Helped Me Break My 10 Yr Battle w/Anorexia & Bulimia

Rosewood Helped Me Break My 10 Yr Battle w/Anorexia & Bulimia 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

Rosewood’s program has taught me more than I ever knew was possible. They helped guide me to my path of recovery after 10 years of my eating disorder. The Rosewood community is incredibly supportive and has helped guide me through the ups and downs of fighting my eating disorder. I’m deeply grateful for all I’ve learned here, and being able to break my 10 year battle with bulimia and anorexia. I would encourage anyone struggling to go through Rosewood’s program and make a decision that can change your life – to discover who you truly are without an eating disorder and how wonderful life can be. ~ C.V.

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I Stopped Hating Myself & Identified My Real Personality

I Stopped Hating Myself & Identified My Real Personality 4/5 (80%) 1 vote

I came to Rosewood unexpectedly. Although I had already been in treatment for a long period of time, I was court mandated to come. I was not eager and unwilling. The thing [that helped me] to open up was the community and the therapists. Being honest allowed me to learn about my issues and how to work on them. I became significantly less codependent and found that I no longer had fear or guilt about eating. I began to work on my past trauma and issues. I stopped hating myself and identified my real personality. ~ Quinn

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I Have Suffered From Anorexia & Bulimia Since I Was 13

I Have Suffered From Anorexia & Bulimia Since I Was 13 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

I am so thankful for Rosewood. I stepped down to their PHP program at Capri and it seriously changed my life. I have suffered from anorexia and bulimia since I was 13 years old, when I first sought treatment. Now at 22 and after being in college for 3 ½ years, I had hit rock bottom once again. I knew I couldn’t keep living the way that I was, or else I knew I would die. I reluctantly came down to Rosewood. I am so glad I did though. I have learned so much. I have encountered real life situations and have learned how to deal with them. I’ve learned to cook, developed new coping skills, and [learned to] lean onto my higher power. The best part of being in treatment has been meeting the staff and my peers. Staff especially. I have yelled, cried, broken down, you name it. The staff has always been there. They truly do care. Overall, I am so grateful for Rosewood and hopefully I can inspire someone struggling with an eating disorder to take the next step and call [Rosewood]. ~M.H.

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I Loved the Ranch

I Loved the Ranch 4/5 (80%) 1 vote

My experience at Rosewood was a combination of good and bad. I loved the Ranch. I felt safe for the most part, got my eating back on track, felt supported, and learned a lot. At Capri, however, I had a lot more difficulty. The staff, with the exception of a couple individuals, was very hostile, patronizing, and combative. It felt very tense, with staff as well as with my fellow community members. I felt as though I was treated like a child, attacked verbally, and not supported. The freedom at Capri was very intimidating as well. I hated the fact that no one watches us cook our meals. It made me act out on my behaviors. In addition , I felt as though I had to stuff my feelings down due to staff reaction. I hated it at Capri. They don’t prepare you for the difference in care.  ~K.P

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I Came Here Struggling, Purging, Running Away, & Shutting Down

I Came Here Struggling, Purging, Running Away, & Shutting Down 3/5 (60%) 1 vote

I arrived here on 12/9/2013. I came here struggling, purging, running away, and shutting down. I ended up [needing one-on-one care]. It was then that I decided to get it together and actually try. I completed my meals and got approved for all of my activities. The groups here really helped and I’m ready to go home, finish up what I need to do and get back to my life again. ~M.W.

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You Can Either Run From The Past Or Learn From It

You Can Either Run From The Past Or Learn From It 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

I suffer from anorexia and over exercising. It has been over two years and throughout those two years it has been an eye opening experience. I’ve been to two treatment centers and had multiple mental hospital visits. This process is not a walk in the park. There are ups and downs, and pros and cons. I’ve learned that yeah, eating disorders suck, but I don’t think I would ever change the past. You can either run from the past or learn from it and this is my definition of recovery.  ~T.T.

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From a Heroin Junkie Bulimic to the Dean’s List

From a Heroin Junkie Bulimic to the Dean’s List 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

A lot has changed since Rosewood. I’m in school for the first time in 6 years…full time…making straight A’s. To go from a heroin junkie bulimic to the dean’s list…that alone is something I never thought I would be able to do and I owe it all to the grace of God and Rosewood. I thought I was too stupid for school. I thought the most I would ever be able to do every morning was get myself out of bed. I babysit my baby cousin as a side job. She’s the best job I’ve ever had. I love that kid. I love what I’m able to do. I love that I’m free. ~Amber G.

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After 5 Weeks in Treatment I am a New Person

After 5 Weeks in Treatment I am a New Person 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

I have lived with my eating disorder for over 40 years. It started when I was 14 and today I am 57. Because of years of therapy (off and on) I knew why I had bulimia, I just couldn’t stop the behaviors. Finally, at the end of my rope, when I knew ED would probably kill me, I came to Rosewood Capri. After 5 weeks in treatment, I am a new person. Rosewood gave me the tools I needed to stop restricting, binging, and purging. As a bonus, I am also clean and sober, recovering from my other addictions. My recovery is new and incredibly strong. I go home in a few days, very excited about my new and wonderful life. Thank you, Rosewood! ~Mindy L.

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I Have This Full, Excitingly Unknown Life Ahead of Me

I Have This Full, Excitingly Unknown Life Ahead of Me 5/5 (100%) 1 vote

It’s weird to say, but I’m grateful for my eating disorder. I was living in a perpetual cycle of unhappiness, “perfection,” shame, and judgment. I was attempting to control an uncontrollable life, placing unrealistic expectations on myself, and holding onto feelings. I wasn’t really living. It was a difficult choice to step out of my life for treatment, but it has completely altered my journey. Not only am I healthier, buy I have this full, excitingly unknown life ahead of me. I am so grateful that I’ve been able to work on myself, grow, and be in a community with such amazing, supportive people who truly understand. Rosewood has changed my life forever. ~Anna C.

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