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Eating Disorder Recovery

Continued Care

Transition After Treatment

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The typical length of stay at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders is 14-21 days. Upon discharge, each patient meets the following medical stabilization criteria for safe transition to an eating disorder treatment program for their continued eating disorder recovery:

  • Consuming a targeted number of calories per day determined on a patient-by-patient basis based on ACUTE's weight restoration goals
  • Has received medical detoxification from purging mechanism and any co-occurring alcohol or substance abuse
  • Has alleviated any complications associated with cessation of all purging methods (vomiting, laxative abuse and diuretic abuse)
  • Has normal or steadily normalizing labs and is no longer in need of electrolyte supplementation, such as potassium or phosphorous 
  • Is physically strong enough to engage in traditional inpatient or residential programming

We strongly encourage each patient to continue their eating disorder recovery at a traditional inpatient or residential eating disorder treatment program of their choice once medically stable. Every patient will be assigned a dedicated clinical social worker upon admission.  Your social worker will  assist you in planning a safe discharge to ensure your success upon completion of the ACUTE program.  If you need assistance identifying the best course of treatment, or finding a treatment center to meet your needs, they will be happy to guide you and offer recommendations to make your transition as seamless as possible. 

ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders

777 Bannock Street 
Denver, CO 80204
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Admissions & Medical Evaluation
(844) 781-4955 phone
(303) 602-5559 fax
ACUTEinfo@dhha.org

Outreach & Public Relations
Rachael Harriman Byrne
ACUTE Administrative Director 
777 Bannock St, MC 7005  
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.