Pacific Grove | Local Support Group

Pacific Grove Eating Disorder Group.
Meets every other Monday from 7:00-8:30pm.

For more information call 831-521-5683 or 831-747-4383

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Designed for those working as eating disorder professionals.
AED promotes excellence in treatment, prompts prevention initiatives, engages in research and sponsors an international conference.

For more information visit Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Al-Anon and Alateen

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

For more information visit Al-Anon

Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness

Offers educational information for parents and caregivers, focusing on the warning signs, dangers, and effects of eating disorders.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness (“The Alliance”) is nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach,education, and early intervention for all eating disorders. Founded in October 2000, The Alliance has worked tirelessly to raise awareness, eliminate stigma, promote access to care and support for those susceptible to, currently struggling with, and recovered from eating disorders. The Alliance creates a bridge for those needing and seeking help by connecting people with resources and information to assist them in their recovery.

For more information visit Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness

Alcoholics Anonymous

Since the book Alcoholics Anonymous first appeared in 1939, this basic text has helped millions of men and women recover from alcoholism.

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

For more information visit Alcoholics Anonymous

American Society of Addiction Medicine

Connect • Advocate • Educate • Treat
Addiction is a chronic brain disease and there are treatments available to help patients.

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 5000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

For more information visit ASAM

Association for Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED)

The objectives of APTED include support, training, referrals and direct services. APTED offers training and a networking platform for professionals, support, and referrals to specialists of other disciplines or other geographic areas.

For more information visit APTED

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)

Offers informative materials, sponsors support groups, conferences, advocacy campaigns, research and has a crisis hotline.

ANAD is the oldest organization aimed at fighting eating disorders in the United States. ANAD assists people struggling with eating disorders and also provides resources for families, schools and the eating disorder community.

For more information visit ANAD or their Crisis Hotline at 630-577-1330

Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)

Provides those with a binge eating disorder with the understanding and resources they need to begin the toward healthy recovery. BEDA also provides resources for treatment specialists to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat eating disorders of all kinds.

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) is the national organization focused on providing leadership in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BEDA is committed to helping those affected by BED through exploration and support of best practices in treatment and recovery that honor the individual’s needs and circumstances.

For more information visit BEDA

Resources dedicated to providing information and treatment options to men and women suffering from bulimia nervosa and co-occurring eating disorders, mental health, or substance use disorders.

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) is the national organization focused on providing leadership in the recognition, prevention, and treatment of Binge Eating Disorder (BED). BEDA is committed to helping those affected by BED through exploration and support of best practices in treatment and recovery that honor the individual’s needs and circumstances.When you or someone you love is battling an eating disorder such as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or binge eating disorder, you know it’s something that impacts the whole family.

For more information visit

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)

A membership of individuals who have a safe place to share their issues, a place to find strength and hope in others, in not feeling alone when facing an eating disorder. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. EDA helps participants to understand the steps toward recovery.

Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals 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.

For more information visit Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)

Eating Disorder Hope

Offers education, support, and guidance for eating disorder sufferers and their loved ones.

Eating Disorder Hope™ offers education, support, and inspiration to eating disorder sufferers, their loved ones, and eating disorders treatment providers. Eating Disorder Hope™ resources include articles on eating disorder treatment options, support groups, recovery tools and more. Whether individual struggles with bulimia, anorexia, body image distortion, or binge-eating disorders, Eating Disorder Hope™ can help.

For more information visit Eating Disorder Hope

Eating Disorder Recovery Support

Eating Disorder Recovery Support is located in Marin and Sonoma County and is dedicated to promoting awareness of eating disorders, and provides treatment scholarships to California residents who need financial help to engage in treatment.

The mission of EDRS, Inc. is to promote recovery and wellness for those impacted by eating disorders by providing support, information, and education to individuals, families, professionals, and the community at large regarding eating disorders and recovery resources.

For more information visit Eating Disorder Recovery Support

Eating Disorder Resources from MSW Degrees

A Comprehensive Guide to Eating Disorders and How to Help

An in-depth, updated look at how eating disorders are currently affecting people in the U.S including a comprehensive list of types of eating disorders, as well as common treatments.

For more information visit MSW Degrees

Elisa Project

Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, providing support, awareness, education and advocacy.

“Hopefully a message will be sent out to society pleading with it to pay attention to depression, alcoholism, food addiction…with my death hopefully I will touch more lives than I ever could alive.” – Elisa McCall

For more information visit Elisa Project

Get Busy Thriving

A great resource for support and self-help methods to assist individuals to recover from an eating disorder. Read real-life bulimia stories, watch videos and read blog posts designed to guide individuals on the path to recovery.

If you’re searching for a coach to help you stop bulimia or make another big change in your life, I want to acknowledge you because you’re in action and I wish you the best wherever you are on your journey.

For more information visit Get Busy Thriving

Multi-Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA)

Offers education and prevention workshops, support groups and drop-in groups for parents and loved ones.

We are the foremost eating disorders nonprofit organization in New England. We provide education about eating disorders and their underlying causes to develop a compassionate community that promotes hopefulness and supports healing. We offer a variety of services to support individuals and loved ones through the various stages of their journey. Through our network of Treatment Providers and Treatment Centers we connect clients with the best care for their needs. MEDA is the first step toward awareness and healing.

For more information visit MEDA

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership.

NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization. Since the publication of our Basic Text in 1983, the number of members and meetings has increased dramatically. Today, NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA’s approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free, and we have no affiliation with any organizations outside of NA including governments, religions, law enforcement groups, or medical and psychiatric associations. Through all of our service efforts and our cooperation with others seeking to help addicts, we strive to reach a day when every addict in the world has an opportunity to experience our message of recovery in his or her own language and culture.

For more information visit Narcotics Anonymous

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Sponsors an Eating Disorders Awareness Week, in February each year, featuring a network of coordinators and educational info. Hosts a national conference and publishes a newsletter. Also develops educational and prevention programs.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

For more information visit NEDA

The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED)

Offers education and support to males with eating disorders and their families.

Welcome to our website. NAMED is a nationwide professional association committed to leadership in the field of male eating disorders. We aim to provide support for males affected by eating disorders, provide access to collective expertise, and promote the development of effective clinical intervention and research in this population. Please take a few moments to browse our website, take advantage of our resources, and connect with our community.

For more information visit NAMED

The National Eating Disorders Screening Program (NEDSP)

Provides free, anonymous public education programs that offer people the opportunity to learn, take a written self-test, meet one-on-one with a health professional, and get a referral for further evaluation.

Our mental health programs reach individuals at all stages of their life, spanning from teenagers to older adults.

For more information visit NEDSP

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)

Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved.

For more information visit NIH

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

For more information visit SAMHSA

We Are Diabetes

We Are Diabetes is an organization focused on the awareness of eating disorder “diabulimia.”

We Are Diabetes is an organization primarily devoted to promoting support, education and awareness for type 1 diabetics who suffer from eating disorders. We are dedicated to providing guidance, hope and resources to those who may be struggling, as well as to their families and loved ones.

For more information visit We Are Diabetes