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National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.
(BILINGUAL) National. Founded 1976. Provides information on over 125+ free ANAD support groups, referrals to therapists and treatment centers that specialize in eating disorders. Assists individuals in the formation of self-help support groups. Quarterly newsletter. Telephone helpline for all those affected by eating disorders. Online Discussion forum and Student Bodies prevention program. School Guidelines program for teachers, administrators and school health staff. Write: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. 800 E. Diehl Ste 160 Naperville, IL 60563 Voice: 630-577-1330 Website: http://www.anad.org or Spanish Website: http://www.anadenespanol.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/1/2012
Eating Addictions Anonymous - SANE Fellowship
National. 6 affiliated chapters. 12-Step. Recovery program for men and women recovering from all forms of eating and body image addictions. Includes anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, overeating, exercise bulimics, etc. Focuses on internal growth and reclaiming bodies rather than weight or appearance. Write: Eating Addictions Anonymous P.O. Box 8151 Silver Spring, MD 20907-8151 Voice: 202-882-6528 Website: http://www.eatingaddictionsanonymous.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 11/22/2011
Eating Disorders Anonymous
12-Step. International. Founded 2000. Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. Focuses on the solution; not the problem. Endorses sound nutrition. Pen pals, phone support, literature, information and referrals. Assistance in starting groups. Offers online referrals to local groups. Write: General Service Board of EDA P.O. Box 55876 Phoenix, AZ 85078-5876 Website: http://www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 9/26/2011
Online. Provides resources, information and support for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Support through two e-mail lists, chatroom and a message board. Information available for family, friends and professionals. DVD, newsletter and doctor lists available. Write: BDD Central 12891 E. Summit Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Website: http://www.bddcentral.com Verified: 9/26/2011
Overcomers Outreach, Inc.
International. 700 affiliated groups. Founded 1985. 12-Step. Christ-centered. Support for anyone affected by addictions, as well as their families and friends. Uses 12-steps of A.A. and applies them to the Scriptures. Uses Jesus Christ as 'higher power'. Supplements involvement in other 12-step groups. Newsletter, group development guidelines and conferences. Write: Overcomers Outreach, Inc. 12828 Acheson Dr. Whittier, CA 90601 Voice: 1-800-310-3001 Website: http://www.overcomersoutreach.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/2/2011
12-Step. International. 50 chapters. 12-Step. Spiritual recovery group for anyone seeking a solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior. Families and friends welcome. Face-to-face and telephone meetings available. For information visit website and click on 'Meetings' tab or 'Contact Us' tab. Free 'How To Begin...' guides and 'Start A Group' kit can be downloaded from the website. Write: R.A. Universal Services P.O. Box 1212 East Northport, NY 11731 Website: http://www.r-a.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 2/1/2012
Something Fishy - Eating Disorders
Online. Support for parents, partners, siblings, family members, co-workers and friends with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, overeating and binge-eating. Website: http://www.something-fishy.org (Click on 'Online Support' on your left) Verified: 2/2/2012
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