Cora (30)

A young woman, previously a model in LA, became bulimic because of every day pressures to be thin. She began misusing cocaine in the hopes of managing the demands of the job. She soon added alcohol to the cycle of abuse and other substances during binge episodes, to function. She soon started to gain weight,was dumped by her boyfriend and lost her job. Paranoia and anxiety took over. After being admitted into a psychiatric hospital, her friends no longer wanted to hear from her.
She become desperate, gaining 35 pounds while at the hospital.
Rehab, was difficult. But through strict planning and setting herself new goals, she eventually found a new job in the fashion industry (on the marketing side). This allowed her to start again. She learned to accept that a healthy nutrition and caring for ones’ body is crucial. A new orientation and new goals have made her happier than ever before.