For all those who are looking for help (either for yourself or someone you love) with addiction, depression, and disordered eating, here are some links to information and websites that can help.
Click here to find AA meetings near you. You can also find information about alcoholism, books, newsletters, and more!
Narcotics Anonymous focuses on those who struggle with drugs. On this site you can find NA meetings in your area, NA resources, NA literature, and news.
Al-Anon is a place for those who are affected by a loved one’s or family member’s drinking or drug use. Al-Anon is where I am learning how to live my own life without being co-dependent, controlling, and fearful.
This is a subsection of Al-Anon, but they have been careful to keep it separate. Teens need their own space to process the damage caused by addicts. This is the space where they can do that.
This is a wonderful resource! If you want to connect online with others who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction, click here! A chat window will open when you visit the site – don’t be afraid of it! You don’t have to talk if you don’t want to.
The beautiful thing about all of these recovery programs is that nothing is forced. The recovery is yours. It’s up to you. There are people who can identify with your story. They are waiting to welcome and listen to you.
All you have to do is walk into the room.
No matter what problem you’re dealing with, I can guarantee you it’s temporary. Suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. Call 1-800-273-8255 for 24/7, free, and confidential support. You’ll be connected with a crisis counselor in your area.
This page has a great list of resources worth exploring if you think you or a loved one is suffering from depression, anxiety, or another mental illness. It also offers a directory of mental health professionals to help you get started on your journey of recovery.
Another fantastic list of resources if you or a loved one is in need of information about mental health disorders or substance abuse. This site also includes a section specific to minority mental health resources.
A helpful list of articles, books, support groups and blogs.
Disordered Eating Resources
DrugRehab.com has a wealth of resources on alcohol and drug addiction, but they have recently added a page discussing eating disorders because of the relationship between substance abuse and eating disorders. There’s also information about other mental illnesses that tend to co-occur with substance abuse, as well as information about how to get help for yourself or for someone you know who is struggling with an ED or substance abuse.
“Eating Disorder Hope™ promotes ending eating disordered behavior, embracing life, and pursuing recovery from anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and other eating disorders. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of one’s uniqueness and value in the world, unrelated to appearance, achievement, or applause.”
NEDA offers articles, a screening quiz, a blog, an online community, and much more for those who struggle with disordered eating.
You are not alone! This is a twelve step program that works a lot like AA. The fellowship I find here is a huge help. Just knowing I’m not alone helps me feel stronger.
When I started looking for treatment options, I found this site full of useful information. They also offer a list of reputable hotlines that are available to anyone who is looking for help – from those who are in crisis to those who need help getting through a meal.