Addiction Resource Guide

Magnolia Creek
Eating Disorders Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Magnolia Creek's comprehensive treatment program is highly personalized, admitting no more than ten residents at one time and addresing their medical, psychological, nutritional, spiritual, and relational needs."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Our treatment philosophy is multidisciplinary and collaborative, based on our belief that our residents are exceptional women who are capable of recovery and should be active participants in their treatment process."

Family Program:

"We promote family involvement in recovery through weekly multi-family groups and regular family weekends that include family therapy, education, and activities to promote reconnection and healing."

Position On Approach to Compulsive Overeating vs. Anorexia/Bulimia:

"Our facility does not generally treat compulsive overeating unless it appears in the context of anorexia, bulimia, compulsive exercise, or EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified)."


"We accept only adult women ages 18 and older for our residential treatment program."

Additional Characteristics:

"We offer a private, homelike setting on a 36-acre wooded property with its own lake; a low resident-to-staff ratio with 24-hour nursing care; and directors who have specialized exclusively in treating eating disorders for more than thirty years of combined experience."


    Number of Beds: 10
    Population Served: Guests must be 18 and older

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: New Program/April 2007
    Average Length of Stay DNS
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under age 25 50%
    Percent with College Education: DNS
    Percent Covered by Public assistance DNS
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication: DNS

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No (phone intake is required)


Self-pay Cost: $8050 per week
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
Medicare Coverage accepted: No
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes


Licensed by: State of Alabama Dept. of Mental Health
Type of License: Community Mental Health Program
Accredited by: JCAHO
Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (888) 7MAGNOLIA
General Information: (205) 678-4373
Address: PO Box 391
Chelsea, AL 35043