If you are struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, ANAD is here to help. For nearly 45 years, we have provided free, peer support services to those struggling with eating disorders. From our Helpline and treatment directory to our support groups and mentorship program, there are so many ways to get help at ANAD! Recovery is possible.
**ANAD is a peer-run organization providing peer support. We do not provide therapy or anything medical.**
Eating Disorders Helpline
Our free, eating disorders Helpline is available for treatment referrals, support and encouragement, and general questions about eating disorders. Call today to begin your recovery journey!
Peer Support Mentorship Program
ANAD’s Peer Support Mentorship Program offers free eating disorder support online. If you are struggling with an eating disorder and motivated for recovery, consider requesting a mentor for compassionate, one-one-one support.
ANAD’s free, eating disorder support groups provide a virtual space where people can come together and find community in recovery. Support groups are often a first step for people who struggle with eating disorders.
ANAD’s free, online treatment directory connects people struggling with eating disorders with professional treatment options in their area. Treatment options include therapists, dietitians, physicians, psychiatrists, treatment centers, and more.
ANAD also provides referrals to professional eating disorder treatment providers within the U.S. This is a peer-led service, meaning our referrals are not made by clinicians or mental health professionals. To request a treatment referral, please complete our brief inquiry form.
Carolyn Costin, Clinical Consultant
Carolyn Costin is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorders clinician, author, and international speaker. Having recovered from anorexia in her twenties, Carolyn recognized her calling after successfully treating her first eating disorders client as a young therapist. She was the first to publicly take the position that people with eating disorders can become fully recovered. After 15 years in private practice and running hospital programs, Carolyn was determined to improve the relapse rate and recognized a gap in the eating disorder field. She opened the first residential facility for eating disorders, which she ran for 22 years.
Carolyn’s contributions to the eating disorders field are extensive, including six books, the most popular being 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder. She opened the Carolyn Costin Institute in 2016, where she offers certification for Eating Disorder Coaches as well as other training programs. Carolyn continues to lecture around the world and is an active, passionate, and inspiring force in the eating disorders field.