Weight Related Support Groups

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    Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have a problem with compulsive eating, who eat the wrong foods or are people who are overweight and are using the group to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, and accept themselves as they are. Also included are groups that are structured specifically for or accept people who have a diagnosed eating disorder. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; provide emotional support, information and resources for those who participate; offer weight loss or weight gain support only, no special diets; and may include faith-based and secular 12-step groups as well as non-12 step groups.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Eating Disorders Counseling Services - Beyond the MirrorEating Disorders Counseling is available for both individual or groups, for women and youth who struggle with weight, nutrition and body image issues. Workshops, staff training, school outreach, parents and caregivers support available. Individual counseling for men is also available.Larimer CountyBeyond the MirrorBeyond the Mirror
    Group Meetings - Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance, obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet.Out of StateOvereaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous
    Support Group - Overcomers OutreachA Christian ministry of self-help groups is offered to persons who could benefit from a secular twelve-step group in the Christian community. Includes alcoholics, drug addicts, compulsive over-eaters, gamblers, sexual addicts, co-dependents, adult children of alcoholics, etc. Quarterly newsletter, group development guidelines, and conferences are offered.Out of StateOvercomers OutreachOvercomers Outreach
    Support Group - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)Offers a weight loss support group with weekly meetings at various locations.Jefferson CountyTOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

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