Established in 2006, N.A.M.E.D. is the only organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to representing and providing support to males with eating disorders.
With a lack of attention, research, support, and prevention directed to boys and men with eating disorders, N.A.M.E.D. plays a vital role in filling this gap by offering information and resources about and support to this underrepresentedÂ population and their families.
N.A.M.E.D.’s vision is to become a clearinghouse of information on the subject, thereby,Â becoming a valuable centralÂ source ofÂ information on this issue.Â Â Â N.A.M.E.D. invites researchers,Â males affected by eating disorders, their families, and mental health professionals to share their experience and expertise with N.A.M.E.D.Â on this subject.
EatingDisordersOnline.com is one of the internet’s fastest-growing eating-disorders community. Our goal is to bring people together around the issues of eating disorders by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for those seeking pathways to recovery.
Directory composed of more than 30 member facilities offering residential care to adults with serious mental challenges, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, and disorders combined with substance abuse.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is a science-based, multidisciplinary organization focused on transforming societyâ€™s understanding of and responses to substance use and the disease of addiction.
Addiction to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs is a complex brain disease driven by genetics, psychological and environmental influences. It most often results from the use of addictive substances in the early years when the brain is still developing. Both addiction and substance use can threaten public health and safety, be socially disruptive and result in enormous costs to society. Although effective strategies exist to prevent and treat addiction â€” including acute care and chronic disease management â€” and reduce risky use, they are not widely employed. To date, there is no cure for this disease but scientific advances offer hope that a cure may be found.
Founded in 1992 by Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA remains the only national organization that assembles under one roof all of the professional skills needed to research and develop proven, effective ways to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction to all substances â€” alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs â€” in all sectors of society.
Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances.Â We are an abstinence-based self-help program for women facing issues of alcohol or drug addiction.Â Our â€œNew Lifeâ€ Program acknowledges the very special needs women have in recovery â€“ the need to nurture feelings of self-value and self-worth and the desire to discard feelings of guilt, shame, and humiliation.
WFS is unique in that it is an organization of women for women.Â We are not affiliated with any other recovery organization and stand on our own principles and philosophies.Â We recognize each womanâ€™s necessity for self-discovery.Â WFS offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills which focus on emotional growth, spiritual growth, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle.Â Our vision is to encourage all women in developing personal growth and continued abstinence through the â€œNew Lifeâ€ Program.
WFS believes that addiction began to overcome stress, loneliness, frustration or emotional deprivation in daily life â€“ dependence often resulted.Â Physical, mental, and emotional addiction are overcome with abstinence and the knowledge of self gained through the principles and philosophies of WFS.Â Membership in WFS requires a sincere desire for an abstinent â€œNew Life.â€Â WFS members live by the philosophy:Â â€œRelease the past â€“ plan for tomorrow â€“ live for today.â€