Canopy Cove Reviews The Life of One Person who Struggled With An Eating Disorder and Who Chose to Live
Life after Eating Disorder Treatment
Eating disorders are associated with some of the highest levels of medical and social disability of any psychiatric disorder, yet research shows that only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. However, research shows that those suffering from an eating disorder respond well to specialized treatment.
Canopy Cove reviews several articles focused on Patrick Bergstrom who struggled with an eating disorder, sought treatment and who now serves as an inspiration to others who are also dealing with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other eating disorders.
The following information originally appeared in Examiner.com.
“Patrick Bergstrom is a male athlete from Hagerstown, Maryland who for four years struggled with both anorexia nervosa and alcoholism. Bergstrom’s disorder nearly claimed his life when in March of 2008 he sought treatment at Canopy Cove in Florida. In treatment he not only regained his health but discovered an incentive to share his story and help others experiencing similar adversities. After treatment he founded “I Chose to Live,” a recovery movement with the purpose of encouraging others to choose life over struggle and addiction. He also became a resource person for The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).
The following appeared on Patrick’s BlogSpot “I Chose to Live”.
“I know this blog has gone inactive for quite some time but my plan is to bring it back in full Swagger!! My life has been crazy and I have been on an amazing journey through recovery and I just feel led to really make this an active part of the I Chose To Live Recovery Movement!! I took quite a few months off focusing on my personal recovery and just trying to figure out what God was calling me to do. I was in Green Bay, WI for a while dating a nice girl and helping with a Church Plant but it just wasn’t the place or right situation for me. I learned so much up in Wisconsin and really had a chance to strengthen my recovery and my walk with Christ. For so many years I was out searching for something and looking to find out who I really was. However, I have come to realize that one doesn’t find out who they are but they create themselves. No longer am I chasing after what others want me to be!! Instead, I am living my life for God and using my recovery to reach out to help others. So look for me to be rocking out on this blog with interesting posts and sharing my life with you in the hopes that it will help lead others into recovery!! With that said, I am back and here to stay!!!
Nothing can or will stop me from becoming the person God wants me to be!! Not an Eating Disorder, not alcohol, not anything the Devil can throw in my path. I am now rocking the full armor of Christ!! My life right now is far from perfect and well it’s really not all that exciting but I am so cool with that. I am healthy, happy and alive!! My fire has been set off and I am charging and taking back my life one day at a time! One day at a time!! So look out Eating Disorders because I am out to destroy you!! Stay tuned for some creative and exciting new posts coming soon!!”
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