Many of us who struggled in the isolation of the illness, desperately crave connection. Our eating disorders closed us off from the outside world, promising that they would set us free once we fulfilled their demands. Well, they lied. Recovery is not achieved in seclusion. After all, “a sick mind can’t treat a sick mind.” Recovery takes a village; it grows on support and love. Knowing that we are not alone and that others are on the same journey are healing tools freely offered in Twelve-Step meetings. Eventually, we discover that we begin to trust others and later ourselves.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA)
EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
General Service Board of EDA
P.O. Box 5243
Chico, CA 95927