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09-15-2004, 07:09 AM
National Organizations

American Dietetic Association (ADA)
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 899-0040
Promotes sound information about nutrition to the public. Sponsors publications, national events, and media/marketing programs.

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED)
P.O. Box 5102
Eugene, OR 97401
(503) 344-1144
Nonprofit organization. Provides free and low-cost information about anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder.

American Society of Bariatric Physicians
5600 South Quebec St.
Suite 109A
Englewood, CO 80111
(303) 770-2526 ext. 17
(303) 779-4834 fax
National professional medical specialty society of licensed physicians who offer specialty programs in medical treatment of obesity and associated conditions.

Dads and Daughters (DADS)
P.O. Box 3458
Duluth, MN 55803
(888) 824-DADS
(218) 722-4058 fax
National nonprofit organization. Tools to strengthen relationships with daughters and transform the persuasive messages that value daughters more for how they look than for who they are.

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc. (EDAP)
603 Stewart St., Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 382-3587
(206) 292-9890 fax
National nonprofit organization. Provides free and low-cost educational information about eating disorders and prevention. Educational outreach programs and training for K-12 and universities.

Family Resources for Education on Eating Disorders (FREED)
9611 Page Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 493-4568
Parent-founded nonprofit organization. Committed to providing education, treatment, and resources to sufferers of eating disorders and their families and friends.

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
427 Wooping Lop #1819
Alta Monte Springs, FL 32701
(800) 800-8126
(407) 831-2661 fax
Membership organization for professionals; provides certification, education, local chapters, a newsletter, and annual symposium.

Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association, Inc. (MEDA)
92 Pearl St.
Newton, MA 02158
(617) 558-1881
Newsletter, referral network, and local support groups.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60036
(847) 831-3438
Distributes listing of therapists, hospitals, and informative materials; sponsors support groups, conferences, advocacy, campaigns, research, and a crisis hotline.

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)
P.O. Box 188620
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 558-6880
(916) 558-6881 fax
Nonprofit organization. Advocacy group. Membership newsletter, educational materials, regional chapters, annual convention.

National Center for Overcoming Overeating (NCOO)
P.O. Box 1257
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0920
(212) 875-0442
Women's campaign to end body hatred and dieting.

National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP)
One Washington St. Suite 304
Wellesley Hills, MA 02181
(781) 239-0071
Free and anonymous public outreach and education program offering people the opportunity to get information, take a written self-test, meet one-on-one with a health professional, and get a referral for further evaluation.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Blvd.
Rm. 8184 MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 443-4513
(301) 443-4279 fax
Government agency helping people to better understand mental health and mental disorders.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
P.O. Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-2664
(505) 891-4320 fax
Dealing with the issues of compulsive overeating. Free local meetings.

09-15-2004, 07:32 AM
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), PO Box 7, Highland Park, IL 60035. Call (847-831-3438) or (
This is the oldest organization for eating disorders. They offer free information and help in finding or forming support groups in local areas. For an annual contribution of $25, members receive a quarterly newsletter.

Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, 603 Stewart Street, Suite 803, Seattle, WA 98101.
Call (206-382-3587) or (800-931-2237) or (

Harvard Eating Disorders Centers (

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED). Box 5102, Eugene, OR 97405.
Call (541-344-1144) or (
Offers free and low-cost information packets on eating disorders.

The Eating Disorders Coalition Call (202-543-3842) or (
This is an advocacy group to promote federal funding for eating disorders.

American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Call (800-877-1600) or (312-899-0040) or (
The organization offers a hot-line that allows people to speak to a licensed dietitian and also provides names of licensed dietitians for specific locations. Its web site is excellent and highly recommended.

National Women's Health Network. 514 10th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20004. Call (202-347-1140) or (
Membership fee is $25 per year and provides a bimonthly newsletter and access to information. Reports cost $6.00 for members and $8.00 for nonmembers.

International Eating Disorder Referral Organization. Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center, 2923 Sandy Pointe Suite, 6 Del Mar, CA 92014-2052. Call (858-481-1515) or (

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, 305 Seventh Ave., 16th Fl., New York, NY 10001. Call (800-685-2228) or (212-647-1890) or (
Offers information packets that include a list of behavior therapists, fact sheets on various psychological problems, and methods for choosing a therapist.

American Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Call (212-308-2440) or (

The American Psychiatric Association. Call (888-357-7924) or (

The American Psychological Association. Call (202-783-2077) or (

The National Association of Social Workers. Call (202-408-8600) or (

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Call (703-243-2443) or (

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (
Other useful eating disorders web sites:

This is an odd personal site but has excellent information and support on eating disorders. (

Site for family members and patients (

Interesting site assists in finding the right therapist (

07-13-2005, 05:55 PM
Thanks for putting the time in to post these, going to go through and have a good look

03-23-2006, 01:10 PM
something fishy is an interesting site.. thanx for the info

09-10-2006, 09:17 AM
This site has some excellent tools... thanks to Button_ewe for the link! :wave:

03-09-2007, 12:35 AM
Rochemist.... I remember you!! ;)
Thanks for all those links. Eventually I will work my way through them.
I really and truly (especially in the past) found this site to be more helpful to me than Something Fishy. To me it is almost contradictory that you need to be open about having the ED, but on the website we are not open to discuss all about the ED.

I am not one for propagating the bad behaviours, but I am completely for transparency, complete and brutal honesty, accountability and responsibility. To me being completely open about the matters that are affecting me are what will ultimately help me to heal, NOT hiding certain things.

By the way, CONGRATULATIONS on being b/p free for so long!! That is SO awesome and truly inspirational!

03-25-2009, 07:28 PM
hi ya.. we have a very close high weight and goal weight. Good luck!
I am at 222 today (after a big pig out yesterday) I was 215 on Sunday.. I cannot believe it is even possible to gain 7 lbs in a matter of days!

I am currently a size 18.. hope to get atleast back to 12

05-12-2013, 08:10 PM

I agree that this site is more helpful than Something Fishy. While I now occasionally go on their site for some support and resources, I like this site and its support a lot more. I don't think that it is right than one cannot openly discuss weight loss there, or at least it had be to discussed in very sensitive terms on that site. That doesn't make sense to me because weight loss is part of recovering from overeating, or at least it is in my opinion. I understand how weight loss can be triggering to some individuals with other eating disorders though.

Well, that's my two cents.