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ACUTE Eating Disorder Stories

We’d like you to meet some of our patients through their personal eating disorder stories. You’ll discover how ACUTE can help break the seemingly never-ending cycle of emergency room visits and ineffective medical care by providing definitive stabilization in the hands of our caring and compassionate eating disorder specialists. Hundreds of patients have been successfully discharged from our care.

A Lifelong Eating Disorder Battle – and How I Survived: Betty’s Story Monday, July 18, 20160

A Lifelong Eating Disorder Battle – and How I Survived: Betty’s Story

I now realize that treatment should not feel like babysitting. At ACUTE, I finally found a team and program that helped save my life.

Patient Testimonials

I cannot say enough good things about ACUTE!

Before I came to the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders, I felt as though my life was totally out of control. I have struggled with anorexia for 12 years and never was fully able to get a hold of the disease. I was constantly being pulled in a thousand different directions and had a difficult time saying "no"...even if it meant running myself to the ground. While I was sick of living life like this, I was also fearful to change because this horrific disease had become such a huge part of my lifestyle. It came to a point where I got sick and tired of feeling sick and tired all the time, so I decided to go to ACUTE to get the help I desperately needed.

I was extremely nervous before coming to Denver because I didn't know what to expect and the unknown was insanely terrifying. However, my experience here was seriously life changing. The staff was all so loving, supportive, and encouraging, and helped me to become both medically and emotionally stable. They realized that I was struggling with a very complicated disease but never treated me like I was a failure. They acknowledged my hard work and praised me all the time, which was a very important part of my recovery process. Also, the food tasted fabulous and they had a great variety to choose from. I got to try foods I never thought I would ever eat again because I had once deemed them as unsafe or forbidden foods.

I cannot say enough good things about ACUTE. I am forever grateful to all the doctors, nurses, and CNAs for their guidance and energetic spirits. It's bittersweet leaving because while I am ready to get on with my life and accomplish all my goals and dreams, I am also sad to leave because I have made great friendships here and have gotten the tools I needed to get well. And most importantly...they give the best bear hugs of all time!!!! :)

Family Testimonials

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders saves the lives of severe eating disorder patients, and their loved ones are often the most vocal and most grateful.

Healthcare Professional Testimonials

The ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is proud of the outstanding reputation our specialized care has built, as demonstrated in the testimonials shared by other healthcare professionals. Through our close relationships with referring providers and treatment programs nation-wide, ACUTE is able to provide life-saving treatment to patients from across the country.

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street 
Denver, CO 80204
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(844) 781-4955 phone
(303) 602-5559 fax

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman
ACUTE Program Manager 
777 Bannock St, MC 8105 
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 602-5550

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If you or someone you know is suffering from a severe eating disorder, contact us to learn more about our program, to receive a free medical assessment or to begin the admission or referral process.