For nearly 45 years, ANAD has provided free, peer support services to those struggling with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. From our free, eating disorders Helpline to our support groups and Peer Support Mentorship Program, there are so many ways to volunteer and get involved at ANAD! Help us help others achieve recovery.
Apply to be a Helpline Volunteer
Our free, eating disorders Helpline is available to anyone struggling with an eating disorder. Help us provide direct support, referrals and resources to our callers as a Helpline Volunteer! No prior experience is necessary; we provide the training.
Apply to be a Peer Support Mentor
ANAD’s Peer Support Mentorship Program offers free eating disorder support online. If you are in strong recovery from an eating disorder, consider becoming a mentor! Our mentors provide compassionate, one-on-one support to people currently in treatment.
Apply to be a Support Group Leader
ANAD’s free, eating disorder support groups provide a virtual space where people can come together and find community in recovery. Share your recovery journey to help others by becoming a Support Group Leader! No prior experience is necessary; we provide the training.
ANAD Fundraising Guide
Help us keep our services free by fundraising for ANAD! Our fundraising guide is filled with creative ideas to raise money for an important cause.
Join Our Treatment Directory
Join ANAD’s online eating disorders treatment directory for therapists, dietitians, treatment centers and more.
Donate to ANAD
ANAD’s free, peer support services are needed now more than ever. Give today to help us make recovery possible.
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.