Eating disorder victims are ill: clinically and verifiably ill. Too often, that fact goes overlooked and under-discussed. Eating disorders are the products of disease. Anorexics and bulimics don’t choose to be anorexics and bulimics; it’s not something people catch. By the same token, anorexics and bulimics can never simply choose to get healthy. If you or someone you care about has succumbed to an eating disorder, there’s no way for them to get better outside of an eating disorder treatment center.
Eating disorders that go untreated can have devastating effects on individual health and well-being. Weight loss, muscle degradation, organ failure, depression…the list of side effects is interminable, but your window of opportunity for healing isn’t. The plain fact of the matter is that untreated eating disorders are very often fatal. For your own sake, for the sake of the people you care about, don’t make the mistake of learning that lesson the hard way. Seek treatment now.