Eating Disorders Receiving National Attention With the Launch of NCEED.

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Did you know that up to 50% of individuals with eating disorders abused alcohol or illicit drugs, a rate five times higher than the general population?

Also, up to 35% of individuals who abused or were dependent on alcohol or other drugs have also had eating disorders, a rate 11 times greater than the general population. Learn more or find help at SAMHSA’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), the nation’s first center of excellence dedicated to eating disorders. Founded in 2018 by SAMHSA, NCEED works to advance education and training of healthcare providers and to promote public awareness of eating disorders and eating disorder treatment.


Screenshot of the NCEED Overview Sheet

NCEED’s goal is to ensure that all individuals with eating disorders are identified, treated, and supported in recovery. Though eating disorders are serious conditions, they can be identified and treated effectively – particularly when providers and the public have the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference. Located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NCEED staff includes clinicians, researchers, and advocates who specialize in eating disorder care.


NCEED provides up-to-date, reliable, and evidence-based information to individuals looking for information for themselves, someone they know, health professionals and researchers. Visit NCEED at SAMHSA’s National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) and check out the NCEED Overview one-pager to download for yourself, or to share with others.

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