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National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.

National. Founded 1976. Provides information on over 140+ 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 volunteer Resource People. School Guidelines program for teachers, administrators and school health staff.
Write:
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa
800 E. Diehl Ste 160
Naperville, IL 60563
Voice: 630-577-1330
Website: http://www.anad.org
E-Mail: anadhelp@anad.org
Verified: 2/19/2014

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
1501 Allison St. NW
Washington, DC 20011-7015
Voice: 202-882-6528
Website: http://www.eatingaddictionsanonymous.org
E-Mail: 12n12@tidalwave.net
Verified: 2/27/2014

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. Literature, information and meeting listings available at http://www.4EDA.org. Assistance in starting groups available at http://www.4EDA.org/startmeeting. Offers online referrals to local groups.
Write:
EDA
P.O. Box 55876
Phoenix, AZ 85078-5876
Website: http://www.4EDA.org
Verified: 3/4/2014

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: info@overcomersoutreach.org
Verified: 2/14/2014

Recoveries Anonymous

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: ra@r-a.org
Verified: 2/18/2014

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: 3/5/2014

National Organization for Males with Eating Disorders

(NAMED) * Online. * Seeks to provide mutual support to males with eating disorders primarily by providing 3 separate online mutual support groups or forums: Men with Eating Disorders Support Group (age 18+); Boys with Eating Disorders Support Group (under age 18) and the Concerned Others Support Group. NAMED also seeks to educate the public on the issue and to serve as a resource for information on the subject. If needed, call 1-877-780-0080, to educate the public on the issue and to be a resource of information on the subject.
Website: http://www.namedinc.org
E-Mail: chris@namedinc.org
Verified: 2/19/2014

Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous

International. Founded 1998. 12-Step. Fellowship addressing all forms of food addiction, e.g. undereating, overeating and bulimia through purging and/or exercise. FA members are all ages and walks of life. Literature, phone support, assistance in starting new groups and online listing of meetings.
Write:
Food Addicts In Recovery Anonymous
400 West Cummings Park, Suite 1700
Woburn, MA 01801
Voice: 781-932-6300
Fax: 781-932-6322
Website: http://www.foodaddicts.org
E-Mail: fa@foodaddicts.org
Verified: 2/12/2014

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