Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus.
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center to keep our patients/clients/guests, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Bulimia Relapse Prevention

Preparing to avoid or overcome relapse is an important part of an effective bulimia nervosa treatment program. Bulimia treatment at Timberline Knolls provides women with the skills and support they need to ensure that short-term setbacks don’t become long-term problems.

Bulimia Relapse & Recovery

Relapse prevention and recovery for bulimia

The moment you start contemplating seeking treatment for bulimia, you are beginning a lifelong journey to sustained recovery. From there, you’ll take another critical step – entering treatment. During this time, you’ll experience meaningful growth in your struggle with bulimia as you face your challenges and celebrate your successes. After successfully completing a bulimia treatment program, you’ll enter a step-down level of care as you begin to feel stronger, having built a solid foundation for recovery.

Throughout all of these important parts of your treatment experience, remember that long after you leave Timberline Knolls, or any other treatment program, you will need to continue on the path of recovery every day. Recovery isn’t something to be achieved, but rather, something to maintain throughout the course of your entire life. You will need to continue to work towards your goals for recovery in the future, and while sometimes relapse is a part of that journey, it doesn’t have to signal the end of your progress.

Why People Struggle with Bulimia Relapse

Learn what puts people at risk for bulimia relapse

At Timberline Knolls, our treatment approach is based on the belief that past trauma is often at the root of a girl’s or woman’s struggle with bulimia. So, during your time in treatment at our center, you’ll be encouraged to process the issues and triggers that are likely impacting your ability to live a healthy life. Trauma can take many forms, including being the victim of abuse or neglect, surviving assault or unexpected loss, exposure to tragedy, and many more damaging experiences. While these circumstances can leave a lasting impact, with the right support, you can write a new chapter in your life, one that ensures that you’re no longer defined by these events or symptoms of bulimia.

Part of this experience involves taking an honest appraisal of your life and identifying the people, places, or things that might put you at an increased risk for relapse. From there, your counselor will assist you in coming up with a plan for avoiding these triggers altogether, or for navigating them if you must.

How to Prevent Bulimia Relapse

Discover how you can prevent bulimia relapse

If you’re worried about how relapse might impact your commitment to your recovery, know that relapse is a risk for every person who is struggling with bulimia and that it’s a common part of the recovery experience.

Each girl and woman who battles bulimia has a unique set of circumstances that might put her at an increased risk for relapse. By having a plan in place before you’re exposed to such triggers, you’ll be more likely to avoid a relapse that could damage your health and your resolve. During and after treatment, you’ll have to take stock of your relationships, your job, and your hobbies, and consider how each of these things could either support or undermine your goals for healthy living. You may have to make some difficult choices and important changes so that you can continue to prioritize your health and well-being.

No matter how much hard work you put into preventing a relapse, the unfortunate truth is that there is nothing you can do to fully absolve yourself from the risk of experiencing one. Even girls and women with the most dedicated commitment to their recovery can experience relapse, but the important thing to remember is that it need not mean the end of your recovery journey.

If a relapse happens to you, how you respond to it will shape its impact on your future. We recommend using a relapse as a learning tool in the recovery process. Take some time to pause and consider the factors that contributed to it, think about what you could have done differently, and give yourself patience and compassion during this time. It’s important to note that just because you experience a relapse, you are by no means a weak person who is uncommitted to her recovery from bulimia. Each time you experience relapse, you will have the opportunity to gain greater insight into your recovery journey and recommit to your goals for living a recovered life.

At Timberline Knolls, our goal is to prepare each girl and woman who heals with us to achieve lifelong recovery from bulimia, and we acknowledge that sometimes relapse is a part of this process. Therefore, we make relapse prevention a key component of our treatment planning process, and we spend considerable time supporting you in developing a diverse menu of coping skills. The more healthy tools you have at your disposal, the greater the chances that when faced with a trigger, you’ll be able to successfully avoid a relapse and maintain your commitment to recovery from bulimia.

TK saved my life, and I am forever grateful for that. I now have been months free from my eating disorder... They really make sure you know your skills before you leave!

– A former resident
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