Dueling Diagnosis: The Conflicting Nature of Co-occurring Eating Disorder and Addiction Treatment and What We Can Do About It

This presentation will explore what we currently mean as a field when we talk about “dual diagnosis” treatment for eating disorders and addiction, where we fall short, and how we can be more effective. Providers will learn about not only the similarities and differences between the eating disorder and chemical addiction but also the mixed messaging folks receive and feel confused by in 12-step programming. Recommendations for more seamlessly integrating ED recovery and sobriety approaches from an anti-oppressive lens will be shared in addition to autonomy-focused harm reduction strategies.