Orange County, Eating Disorder Recovery Groups

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Southern California is
renown for its warm weather, gorgeous beaches and access to everything the from
Farmers Markets to mountain snow. One thing hidden from the tourists eye is the
strong community of eating disorder survivors. Every day of the week there is a
meeting in Orange County filled with women who have lived through a horrific
eating disorder
and are willing to share their experience, strength and hope
with those who are looking for relief from this disease themselves.
This community of women is so large,
tight knit and welcoming that many past clients have decided to move to Orange County
after exiting treatment, simply because there is no other eating disorder
recovery community
quite like the one here in Orange
County.
 Therefore we have compiled a list of
some of our favorite eating disorder recovery meeting in Orange County
to share with you. Before we do there are a few things you should know:

 

1.)
All meetings are FREE. You can donate a
few dollars if you like, but there are no dues for attending.

2.)  All meetings are anonymous. All meeting
attendees know that what is said in the meeting, stays in the meeting.

3.)
Give it a chance, all meetings are
different. Attend a few before you decide that recovery meetings are/aren’t for
you. Many meetings focus on different aspects of the disease. i.e. Anorexia.
Give each meeting a chance even if you don’t relate at first.

 

Support groups

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders offers
these free support groups:

Monday, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

St.
John’s Episcopal Church

183
E. Bay St., Costa Mesa

Contact- 714-557-1308

 

Monday, 7 p.m.
– 8 p.m.

The Victorian
505 29th Street,

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Contact
– 949-279-1632

 

Monday, 7:30
p.m.-9 p.m.

307
Third St., Suite 205,

Huntington Beach, CA

Contact: 562-884-6827

 

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday – patient support group

Second and fourth Tuesdays – family
support group

7 Corporate Park, Suite 250, Irvine

Contact: 949-222-0811

 

Sovereign Health Eating Disorder Program offers
these groups

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00  p.m.

209 Avenida Fabricante, Suite 100, San Clemente

Contact: 949-369-1300

 

Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. -8:15 p.m.

Fountain Plaza (call for directions
and to get buzzed in)

23461
South Pointe Drive, Suite 190, Laguna
Hills

Contact: 949-498-5018

 

Overeaters Anonymous offers
these groups:

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Bulimia/anorexia meeting

St.
John’s Episcopal Church

183
E. Bay St., Costa Mesa

Contact: 562-221-1705

 

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30
p.m.

The Grange

Everyone dealing with food issues is
welcome

2144 Thurin Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Contact:
949-903-4784

 

Wednesdays, 5:45–6:45 p.m.

Anorexics, bulimics & overeaters,
open to women only

Her Place

23181
Verdugo Drive, Suite 104A, Laguna Hills

Contact: 949-296-5340

 

Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.

Family/friends support group

Rebecca’s House, Chase Bank on the
seventh floor

23861
El Toro Road, Lake Forest

800-711-2062
or rebeccashouse.org

 

Fridays 10am – 11:30am

St.
John’s Episcopal Church

183
E. Bay St., Costa Mesa

Contact- 714-557-1308

 

Faith-based group:

 

Every Monday, 7am – 9pm

ROCKHARBOR Church- The Refuge

3080 Airway, Suite 100

Costa Mesa, CA
92626

Contact: refuge@rockharbor.org

 

Every other Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.,

Saddleback Church

1 Saddleback Parkway,
Room 304.

Lake
Forest, CA

Contact: 949-609-8392

 

Happy Recovery!

 

Irvina

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