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:
www.sober24.com 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.
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.
isurvive.org Isurvive.org 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.
Newlifepartners.org This is a Christian based online support group for women whose husbands are caught in the web of sexual addiction. "Here you will find sharing, caring, love, hope, and prayer to help you daily walk out the Lord's plan for your life. What we are not. We are not a counseling group. We have no paid counselors in our midst. We are a peer support group. This means that each of the ladies within NLP is going through something similar to what you may be experiencing. We also come from a wide range of denominational backgrounds, occupations running the spectrum from career ladies to housewives, a wide range of ages, women who have walked with the Lord for many years to those who have only know him a short time, and lastly a different place for each of us in our own personal healing."
Griefnet.org 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.
Geri's Recovery Music This appealing site is put together by Geri, a recovering addict and singer/songwriter. This site tells her story of recovery and the resulting music that has been a part of her healing. Geri's site also has some excellent links to other recovery-oriented sites, including many 12-step programs. Samples of her music are also available here.
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.
Sheri Heller's Home Page Recovery Links This page is maintained by Sheri Heller, a New York therapist, and contains valuable links to recovery-oriented sites on the Net.
Restoring Fallen Ministers and Religious Leaders This site includes a "Restoration Manual: A Workbook for Restoring Fallen Ministers and Religious Leaders," a step by step process of organizing a Restoration Team for a repentant pastor and gives practical recovery steps. This unique workbook will help the broken minister pick up the pieces of his or her life as it gives hope and direction. This topic has been uncharted territory but needs to be discovered and explored...and quickly!
Co/Anon E-mail List Group An E-mail Forum for Friends and Family Members of People Addicted to Sex. Partners, family members and friends of people addicted to sex and/or love can join this e-mail discussion list where we share our experience, strength and hope with one another. We can talk about our own co-dependency and co-addiction, and gain support in dealing with someone else's compulsive/obsessive sexual behavior. This list is closed for the group's safety. We use an application form to screen new members, and we provide guidelines for sharing. To receive a group description and application, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have difficulty, contact list admin directly at email@example.com and request that an application be sent you.
Dick B.'s Home Page on the History of A.A. Dick B. has had eleven titles published on the history of early A.A.'s spiritual roots and successes. He is an active, recovered member of Alcoholics Anonymous, a retired attorney, and a Bible student. He has sponsored 70 men in their recovery. His titles cover A.A.'s origins in the Bible, the teachings of Rev. Sam Shoemaker, the principles of the Oxford Group, Anne Smith's journal, and the daily devotionals used in the late 1930's.
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.