Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Carolina House Eating Disorder Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Eating Disorder Treatment Program for Men in North Carolina & South Carolina

Carolina House offers a full continuum of comprehensive, personalized services for men age 17 and older 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 for Men

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
  • 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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Treatment Modalities

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
Marks of Quality Care
Why does this matter?
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)