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International. 520 groups. Founded 1976. 12-Step. Fellowship that provides mutual help in recovering from compulsive indebtedness. Primary purpose of members is to stay solvent and help other compulsive debtors achieve solvency. Offers over 500 face-to-face meetings world-wide, plus meetings via telephone and internet.
P.O. Box 920888
Needham, MA 02492-0009
International. 700 affiliated groups. Founded 1985. 12-Step. Christ-centered. Support for anyone affected by addictions, as well as their families and friends. Uses 12-steps of A.A. and applies them to the Scriptures. Uses Jesus Christ as the 'higher power'. Supplements involvement in other 12-step groups. Newsletter, group development guidelines and conferences.
Overcomers Outreach, Inc.
12828 Acheson Dr.
Whittier, CA 90601
National. Support for those who have problems spending compulsively using the 12-step approach. Script for running a meeting is on website.
PO Box 2405
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Voice: 651-649-4573 (meeting information)
International. Founded 1979. Network of recovering alcoholic women in religious orders. Helps Roman Catholic women who are, or have been, members of religious orders and are alcohol or chemically dependent, compulsive eaters, compulsive gamblers, etc. Information, referrals, assistance in meeting other members, phone support, conferences, retreats and e-mail support.
7777 Lake St. Ste. 115
River Forest, IL 60305-1734
Online. 1590 members. For people who are, or think they may be, addicted to shopping to help and support each other. For anyone who has a problem and is trying to overcome it.
12-Step. International. 50 chapters. 12-Step. Spiritual recovery group for anyone seeking a solution for any kind of addiction, problem or behavior. Families and friends welcome. Face-to-face and telephone meetings available. For more information visit website and click on 'Meetings' tab or 'Contact Us' tab. Free 'How To Begin...' guides and 'Start A Group' kit can be downloaded from the website.
R.A. Universal Services
P.O. Box 1212
East Northport, NY 11731
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