Male-Inclusive Eating Disorder Treatment Center Program in North & South Carolina

Carolina House offers a full continuum of comprehensive, personalized services for men ages 17 and above who have been struggling with eating disorders and certain co-occurring mental health challenges.

Eating Disorder Treatment for Men

Eating disorders are more common among girls and women than among men and boys. However, this does not mean that males are immune to these devastating conditions.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), men and boys account for about one-fourth of all cases of anorexia and bulimia, and about one-third of all cases of binge-eating disorder.

In other words, if you are male and you are struggling with an eating disorder, you are far from alone.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported that, from 1999-2009, the annual number of men who were hospitalized due to an eating disorder increased by 53%. This emphasizes both the prevalence of eating disorders among men, and the necessity of receiving effective care.

Without proper treatment, an eating disorder can have a devastating impact on virtually all areas of your life. However, when you choose to heal at a reputable center such as Carolina House, you can regain control of your behavior and resume your pursuit of the healthy future you deserve.

Our Services

Carolina House offers eating disorder treatment for men at the following three levels:

  • Residential treatment
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)

Residential treatment for men is provided at the Carolina House Estate. This six-bed treatment environment, which opened in September 2017, is housed on 16 tranquil acres in Durham, NC.

During your time in residential care at The Estate, you will participate in a variety of educational and therapeutic experiences. Your progress will be guided by your personalized treatment plan. Our vibrant residential program features individual, group, family, and experiential therapies, as well as a host of learning activities and community-based outings.

Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services are provided at our outpatient center in Raleigh, NC. PHP is the ideal location for men who can benefit from structured step-down services after completing residential care. IOP is designed to support your transition out of care and prepare you for healthy independent living.

Admissions Criteria

All admissions decisions at Carolina House are made on an individual basis following a thorough review of each person’s strengths, needs, and goals. However, in general, men who wish to receive treatment at Carolina House must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17 or older (must be age 18 and older for residential care)
  • Able to manage basic independent living skills
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 14

We are prepared to treat men who are struggling with a wide range of eating disorders, including the following:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Compulsive overeating
  • Orthorexia

We understand that many men who experience eating disorders are also dealing with a co-occurring mental health condition. Our comprehensive programming also addresses issues such as body dysmorphic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a host of additional concerns.

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I was so happy to finally find treatment that offered me so many options to help meet and address my specific needs. The staff here really does care about each and every person that comes to get help.

– a former resident