Helpful Organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous: General Service Office
468 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10016
(212) 686-1100

Callers can obtain information regarding AA meetings in their areas.

American Anorexia/Bulimia Association, Inc.
133 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, New Jersey 97666
(201) 836-1800

Offers callers referrals to clinicians and treatment centers specializing in eating disorders; free reading lists and newsletters.

Children of Alcoholics Foundation
200 Park Avenue - 31st. floor
New York, New York 10166
(212) 351-2680

General information packet is offered free of charge; referrals to groups and treatment programs throughout the country.

Women's Center
46 Pleasant Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
(617) 354-8807

Referral; service and educational literature provided.

Incest Survivors Anonymous
P.O. Box 5613
Long Beach, California 90805-0613
(213) 428-5599

A self-help peer program for survivors. National office will provide callers with the phone number of the nearest group.

Narcotics Anonymous
P.O. Box 9999
Van Nuys, California 91409
(818) 780-3951

Refers callers to the NA office or group in their area; low-cost literature on addiction and how NA works.

National Child Abuse Hotline
Childhelp USA
P.O. Box 630
Hollywood, California 90028
(800) 4-A-CHILD
(800) 422-4453

A twenty four hour hotline offers crisis counseling by professionals, referrals to services in local areas; literature available.

National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse
332 South Michigan Avenue #950
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 663-3520

Offers general information packet at no charge, including a catalog and directory for other organizations and resources.

National Council on Alcoholism
12 West 21st. Street
New York, New York 10010
(212) 206-6770

Refers callers to nearest affiliate. Free catalog of publications.

Overeaters Anonymous - National Office
4025 Spencer Street, Suite #203
Torrance, California 90503
(213) 542-8365

A self-help, peer group, twelve step program with no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The national office refers callers to the nearest OA meeting and offers a free pamphlet.

Parents Anonymous
6733 South Sepulveda Boulevard, #270
Los Angeles, California 90048
(800) 421-0353

Referral to organizations in callers' areas; serves abusive parents. Crisis counseling link with Childhelp.

V.O.I.C.E.S. in Action
P.O. Box 148309
Chicago, Illinois 60614
(312) 327-1500

Offers a national network of communication and support for survivors of incest.

In Canada:

Addiction Research Foundation
13 Russell Street
Toronto, Ontario M65 2S1
(416) 595-6056 for general information
(416) 595-6111 for direct help

The Foundation has an 800 person staff, and its services include treatment and research facilities, educational resources, and community assistance. The Foundation also serves as a clearing house for services within each province.

BANA (Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa Association
Faculty of Human Kinetics
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
(519) 253-4232 ext: 3063

Offers full-time staff and treatment programs. Free information available.

In Toronto, two highly regarded facilities that treat eating disorders are:
Clarke Institute of Psychiatry
(416) 926-2221
Wellsley Hospital

In cases of suspected child abuse, it is wise to contact the provincial government to be put in touch with the appropriate agency.

Information and aid can also be obtained from:

Institute for the Prevention of Child Abuse
25 Spadina Road
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2S9
(416) 921-3151