|Bulimia Resource Guide Summary|
|Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends|
|Maximizing Health Insurance Benefits to Pay for Bulimia Treatment|
|Mental Health Laws Affecting Bulimia Treatment|
|Find a Bulimia Treatment Center|
|Checklists and Tip Charts|
|Bulimia Nervosa Resources for Schools and Coaches|
|Selected Reference List|
|Bulimia Nervosa: Efficacy of Available Treatments|
|ABOUT THIS RESOURCE|
|Who Produced and Funded this Content|
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Treatment is not a linear progression. Patients often have ups and downs, but starting is the most important thing. As one patient explained, "When returning to a treatment center after time away, you're not starting over each time."
Health insurance plans may dictate which centers a patient may access. If a patient has a choice, s/he along with family/friends may want to consider other factorssuch as convenience of location, treatment philosophy (e.g., how they involve family or friends in the patient's recovery), qualifications and experience of the treatment team, staff/patient ratio, types of treatments offered, levels of care offered (inpatient/outpatient) and whether the center assists with health insurance issues. A searchable database of nearly 140 U.S. facilities offering treatment for bulimia nervosa and the characteristics of those facilities is available here. Centers are available in every state except Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming.