Rochester Eating Disorders Organization (REDO) offers eating disorder support groups in Rochester, NY. REDO has been helping people overcome problems such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating (overeating) since 1982. In addition to our weekly support groups we can provide recommendations to other professional health care providers as well as supply health information and literature. We are actively increasing awareness of eating disorders within the community as well as collaborating with other agencies and individuals to develop interactive prevention and early intervention presentations and programs.
REDO offers many services:
- Long-term weekly support groups.
- Telephone intake for placement in support groups.
- Consultation regarding treatment options.
- Speakers’ Bureau which responds to requests for presentations and lectures.
- Recommendations for individual therapists and other treatment services.
- Participation in awareness events and prevention programs.
We are not your typical treatment program:
The goal of our support groups is to promote personal wellness, a healthy relationship with food, and a positive body image. We consider unhealthy eating to be a symptom of underlying emotional issues. We have found that as individuals process such issues eating behaviors begin to resolve as well. Some have likened the eating disorder to a relationship, finding that as they build healthier relationships with family and friends the dependence on the eating disorder relationship is reduced.
“Recovery is not found at the end of the journey, but rather along the way.”
We are an “anti-diet” program. That is, we do not require that individuals prescribe to certain nutrition standards, either by increasing or decreasing caloric intake, in order to remain in our support groups. As well, we do not set time dependent treatment milestones. We do, however, provide group members with a variety of coping skills and the time to discover what is helpful and what is not without time constraints. We have found that while acute interventions are needed to medically stabilize and ready individuals for the recovery process, it is being in control of one’s treatment, often through trial and error, that leads to long-term positive outcomes.