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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Apr 17, 2014

“Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency” was presented on March 18, 2014; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS Clinical Behavioral Psychology; Cognitive Behavior Therapist and EDEN Program Facilitator. Certain types of eating disorders are common among people with alcohol/other drug addictions. This program will examine the evidence that eating disorders are biopsychosocial diseases, define various eating disorders and their consequences, explore neurobiological and behavioral theories of addiction, describe physiological consequences of eating disorders, discuss screening tools, and provide information on treatment options and resources for people with eating disorders.


This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see


Unfortunately the last ten minutes or so of this presentation did not record correctly. We apologize for this. There is a recording by the same presenters on the same topic that was made in January 2013 and can be accessed from Dawn Farm’s Libsyn page: Additional information and resources on this topic, including a video that was recorded in January 2013, can be accessed from Dawn Farm’s web site: