The first step in the recovery process is realizing that our food- and weight-related behaviours are hurting us, rather than helping us. Once that realization has been made, there are a variety of ways in which help can be found or offered to those suffering from an eating disorder. Family members and friends may also benefit from information and help.
Coping Strategies for Families and Partners of an Individual Living with an Eating Disorder
Family-Based Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: The Maudsley Approach