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Abuse Support Groups

Abused Empowered Survive Thrive (UK) 50+ support forums, multiple chat rooms and information for survivors of childhood and adult sexual abuse or rape; for both female and male survivors from the UK and around the world.

MaleSurvivor: National Organization against Male Sexual Victimization

SOAR = Survivors Of Abuse in Religion is an email and web-based support group for survivors, dedicated to self-healing. Its membership is international, and comprises victims of many denominations and religious groups.

Also: See sex / sexual abuse support groups.


ADD and ADHD Support Groups

CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Free monthly support group meetings, Locate the CHADD Chapter Nearest You--a parent advocacy organization 1-800-233-4050.

ADD Resources --An excellent source of general ADHD information including an ADHD Checklist. Local support groups in Bellevue, Seattle & Tacoma.


Addiction Support Groups

Cocaine Anonymous World Services

Marijuana Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) World Services
Seattle Area NA

Overcomers Outreach, a Christian 12-Step program. Meeting directory.

Rational Recovery

Also: See Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcohol and Alcoholism Support Group and Christian Addiction Support Groups, below.]


Adoption Support Groups

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care—especially those in foster care and those with special needs.

British Columbia, Canada: a regional and provincial database of available community resources. Plus: other Canadian adoption support groups.

Other suggestions: Use a browser search engine to search for your state's name plus adoption support groups.


Adult Children Of Alcoholics (ACOA) Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics ( ACOA )

World Directory of ACOA Meetings


AIDS Support Groups

AIDS -- Computerized AIDS Ministries

HIV-AIDS Care Givers & Family Support Group, UK


Alcohol & Alcoholism Support Groups

AL-ANON and ALATEEN

Greater Seattle Al-Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
English, Español, Français A.A.

Dual Recovery Anonymous is an independent, twelve step, nonprofessional, self-help organization for people with a dual diagnosis. We are chemically dependent and we are also affected by an emotional or psychiatric illness.

GayAlcoholics.com: a good starting point for finding Twelve Step and other gatherings in different locations, all focusing on the needs of gay men and lesbians. Nationwide listing and links to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender AA groups.

Individuals and families affected by alcoholism, addictions and codependency: Hope and Healing webChronicles - A healing journal focusing on the spiritual journeys and personal transformations.

On-Line Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous. Links to 68 online AA groups.

SMART Recovery®: SMART offers free face-to-face and online mutual help groups. SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors. SMART sponsors an online message board, more than 300+ face-to-face meetings around the world, and 13 online meetings per week. Telephone: 1-(440) 951-5357

Sobriety and Recovery Resources: Links to personal stories and articles, to a variety of non-commercial recovery programs, basic AA information and AA-related links, plus on-line meetings, chat channels, mailing lists, and recovery and support newsgroups.

SOS -- Secular Organizations for Sobriety
An alternative path to freedom from drugs or alcohol.

Washington State --The 24 Hour Alcohol/Drug Help Line In Greater Seattle Area: 206-722-3700 | Toll-Free Washington State: 1-800-562-1240

Women for Sobriety encourages emotional and spiritual growth 1-800-333-1606

Also: See Christian Addiction Support Groups.


Allergy and Asthma Support Groups

Allergy and Asthma Network
Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has more than 120 Educational Support Groups to help you gather relevant information about asthma and allergies and offer emotional support. [Look for the "Find a Group" navigation button.]

Latex Allergy -- Support & Advocacy Groups


Alzheimers Support Groups

The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer's research and care -- information about the disease, programs and services, and advocacy efforts.

Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers

MSN's Alzheimer's Disease Chat Rooms


Amputee Support Groups

Amputee Web Site Amputee-Online.com

National Peer Network, Support Group Listings for Amputees.

Also: See the Services for Persons with Disabilities page on CounselingWashington.com


Anorexia Support Groups

Anorexics Anonymous, Welcome to the Wobble World of Anorexia, Bulimia, Anxiety, Depression and Self Injury

I Am Anorexic -- Experience Project Anonymously connect with people who share your experiences-- like those who say 'I Am Anorexic'. Read hundreds of true stories, share your own story anonymously, get feedback and comments, chat in the discussion forum, help others, meet new friends-- all free.

ANAD = National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders --a non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders since 1976. See state directory for support groups.

Also: See Eating Disorders


Anxiety Support Groups

On-line Anxiety - Panic Chat room meetings

Dr John Grohol's resource directory for Anxiety and Panic Support Groups

Anxiety Disorder Resource Center provides help and support for anxiety disorders including anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder--and you can answer questionnaires for each disorder to learn more about the symptoms and whether or not you might have a particular disorder and also get information about treatment options. (The result will give you the percentage of possible symptoms--however, the questionnaires are not a substitute for medical diagnosis or advice. Please consult your doctor about your symptoms.)

Also: See Social Phobia Support Groups.