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You can find everything else on the Net, so why not growth and recovery?
Here are sites that are designed to nurture the psyche and soul: Sober24 is a safe, supportive "Virtual Fellowship" for those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse and the friends and family who love them. Within, you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms where you can get support when you need it, and offer your own support to those who can benefit from it. This excellent sites offers virtual meetings on a regular basis. Other areas of this online community offers reading material and help in finding a local meeting. Also on this site you will find SoberFuse(tm). SoberFuse is a proprietary online recovery tool to help you track your daily, weekly, monthly and yearly progress in sobriety and provides a cyber call for help if your alcohol and/or drug recovery program weakens towards relapse.

The Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (APTED) offers education and training, referral information to professionals and to the public, and also offers low-fee, sliding-scale direct service. Operating in the San Francisco Bay area since 1985, APTED is an affiliation of private practitioners – psychologists, MFTs, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, nutritionists, body workers, coaches, dance and movement therapists, art therapists, drama therapists, and expressive arts therapists – involved in treating people with eating disorders.

An Inspirational Guide for the Recovering Soul: Dr. Barbara Sinor introduces her newest book and work with recovery issues on a new website. Barbara's latest book, "An Inspirational Guide for the Recovering Soul," brings heartfelt rituals and insightful meaning to our spiritual journey through recovery. Her website shares all her books with excerpts and reviews as well as a page of "Inspiration for Recovery" to be updated periodically. is a newly incorporated non-profit organization that provides an online discussion community to survivors of abuse. They use technology to serve abuse survivors everywhere. This site features community discussion groups and chat areas. They also provide a robust library of online, local, regional and national resources. GriefNet is an Internet community consisting of more than 30 email support groups and two web sites. Their integrated approach to on-line grief support provides support to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds. A very valuable site!

The Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center This site is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. They provide information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders, referrals to eating disorder practitioners, treatment facilities, and support groups. Referrals to eating disorder specialists are offered at no charge as a community service. In addition, they offer general information to the public about the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Their intention is to promote social attitudes that enhance a healthy body image and self-esteem.

Soul Self Help Soul Self Help offers a wide variety of information on various personality disorders and mental health issues. It also supports and runs several e-mail support lists. It is a site that offers Soul's Thought of The Day e-mail list, prose, poetry and hope and inspiration to continue the journey of recovery and self-actualization.

At Health, Inc. Web Site is an excellent, comprehensive, and well-organized mental health resource on the Net. It features an informative set of articles on mental health topics, loads of listings of other mental health resources, as well as a directory of therapists, counselors, and treatment centers all around the US. Their directory of therapists is particularly useful if you're not able to find a therapist from our own listing of Bradshaw-oriented therapists. Their listing includes details about each therapist's orientation and philosophy, so this is particularly useful if you're searching for a counselor in your area. Their site also includes information about medications that can be used for mental health treatment.

ShrinkTank Web This site offers a whole range of mental health resources and links, plus a fun set of musical backgrounds to entertain you while you peruse their offerings. This site is for mental health consumers as well as professionals and has an excellent collection of psychology articles available. ShrinkTank also contains links to other psychology sites and to therapists' home pages.

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A Parent's Guide: Preventing College Alcohol and Drug Abuse

John Bradshaw: A Teacher for Our Times Written by our Center's Co-Director, Jason Saffer, this is an inspiring personal reflection on John's effect on millions of people and his influence as an agent of consciousness change world-wide.

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