Today, Kathy is welcomed by Dr. Tamara Pryor, and their conversation is about considerations in treatment when eating disorders and substance use disorders co-occur. They talk about how eating disorders and substance use disorders often play a similar role for individuals, and they “work until they don’t.” Also, check out Dr. Pryor’s article in the 2019 Gurze Catalogue on this topic as well as on our website EDcatalogue.com.
Tamara Pryor, PhD, FAED, Executive Clinical Director and Director of Research at EDCare, has been privileged to work in the field of eating disorders for the past 30 years. Dr. Pryor has published research examining personality disorders, substance abuse, sexual functioning, and the neurobiology of the eating disordered individual. She has presented nationally and internationally, and she co-authored a prevention curriculum, as well as 4 book chapters on Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse. Dr. Pryor is a member of the Eating Disorder Research Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association.