MILESTONES PROGRAM – EATING DISORDER TREATMENT
An eating disorder affects every aspect of your life. Recovery is all about “getting a life” rather than the disorder becoming your life. Milestones offers our participants a chance to start a new way of life, a life way we call recovery.
Why Milestones? “A Little History”
Milestones In Recovery began more than fifteen years ago in 1999 to fill a void in the continuum of care offered to folks with an eating disorder – namely a setting and approach to treatment that offered people an opportunity to learn and practice the skills necessary to begin and maintain eating disorder recovery. Rather than relying upon a restrictive inpatient setting to “prevent” patients from engaging in disordered eating patterns, Milestones seeks to provide a more supportive and structured experience in a less restrictive and “real world” setting.
How Milestones Can Help.
The program at Milestones offers a "blended" approach to treatment – addressing both the "addictive" and emotional aspects of an eating disorder. Residents attend a full schedule of group and individual therapies and structured activities during the day, as well as, participate in various support groups throughout the week. Unlike a traditional inpatient or hospital environment, Milestones affords an opportunity to gain a foothold in recovery while living in a less restrictive setting, while still providing the necessary support and structure. Doing so involves supervised grocery shopping, learning about and preparing healthy meals for oneself, and engaging in both therapeutic and leisure activities outside the confines of a hospital setting. In effect, we offer an opportunity to put into practice, that which is necessary to free someone from the tyranny of their eating disorder.
Milestones offers both residential and day treatment levels of care, accepts both local and out of area patients, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Florida. We accept most major insurances, and offer a reduced fee for those with limited or no insurance coverage. The programs offered at Milestones are limited to those at least 18 years of age.