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!!!! :)