Fatigue, Addiction, Grief and More Recovery Resources
You Are Not Alone
"Isolation is the darkroom in which we develop our negatives." (Don't do it!)
AA Alcoholic Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. It is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people... alcoholism is truly a family disease. Alcoholics are addicted to drinking -- Ala-Nonics are addicted to their thinking. Addiction recovery requires you getting help.
NA: Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 33,500 weekly meetings in over 116 countries worldwide.
GA: Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem
SA: Sex Addicts Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA, is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.
Note on 12-Steps to Recovery: Some of us are addicted to substances and behaviors. Some of us are addicted to trying to fix people who have addictions to substances or behaviors. We all need help.
Grief Recovery Organizations & Services
AARP - American Association of Retired Persons
AARP offers an extensive library of death, loss, grief, and bereavement resources for loved ones and caregivers. Search their website using terms such as 'grief', 'loss' and 'death' resources.
Lifetime Achievement Foundation
Offers mentoring, wellness, human rights symposium, awards for mentoring, artistic excellence, service to mankind, and college scholarships for children who have lost a parent.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF)
An international support group providing grief support after death of a child. Info, resources, friendship, understanding, hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
Hospice Foundation of America
Offering resources for end-of-life support, caregiver guides, grief support, hospice directory, video library, volunteer opportunities, and a variety of products including books, audio CDs, DVDs, webinars, workbooks, and self-study programs.
National Self-Help Clearinghouse
A non-profit organization that helps facilitate access to self-help groups and increase the awareness of the importance of mutual support.
Parents Without Partners
The largest international, non-profit membership organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children.
TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors)
Providing emotional support to all those impacted by a death in the armed forces. Join the community of Survivors Helping Survivors Heal to meet fellow survivors, share your loved ones, and find support.
Bereavement Magazine: A Magazine of Hope and Healing
A "support group in print" - a friend who arrives in the mailbox six times a year, and online whenever needed.
The Complete Directory of Recovery Resources
Healing Touch and More Recovery
Healing Touch: Massage therapy can work out physical and emotional blocks, increase your brain’s production of “feel-good” hormones and reduce the stress hormone cortisol. This is all good.
Acupressure * Breath Therapy * Craniosacral Therapy * Deep Tissue * Reiki …
Massage therapy schools offer a win-win for everyone. You get a discounted rate and the therapist gets more practice and needed hours towards their degree requirements. I have met amazing healers through schools all over the country. You can too.
For a school near you: www.naturalhealers.com or www.massagetherapy.com
Don’t stop till you feel GREAT. This may mean having to supplement your physician team. This is an excellent resource to locate a Holistic Physician in your area.
Heal Yourself Talk Radio
A self-help internet radio show launched by Rebecca White. Rebecca gives as good as she gets from her guests and airs high interest topics like: Dealing With Loss; Addiction Recovery; Emotionally Overeating – Eating Yourself Out of House & Home?; How to Get Medications For Free; and Is Your Relationship Making You Sick & Tired?!
Happy Girl Musing
Founded by Terry Hernon MacDonald, this blog blends compassionate wit and humanity with a big sister’s candid perspective. Although it specializes in “Dating Advice – Almost Daily” this is a fun read for women at all levels of attachment (or detachment.)
The wellness enhancing, stress-reducing, self-care community for moms! Come make new friends and share experience, "how-to's" and lots of fun and humor too!
Women's support and motivation for weight loss and exercise, health and nutrition
Since burning out in the mid-80s and almost taking his life, Brad Swift has dedicated himself to assisting people to clarify their true, divinely inspired life purpose and to live true to it. His “Life On Purpose Process” – a proven, systematic, spiritually based coaching approach has already assisted thousands – are you next?
Spirited Woman launches the Spirited Woman Circle, a remarkably inspiring phone conversation series with famous women & mega-authors.
The Diva Party Line Connection
Each month Distinctively Diva holds the Diva Party Line LIVE. Once registered, you are invited to call in and speak with host Maureen O'Crean and the special guests, authors and experts who have the info you want to hear.
Million Dollar Relationships - Love & Money - Mari Smith teaches how to make it all work out ...
Services for you, your family, your HSP trait, your career.
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