PUBLIC INFORMATION WEBSITES
The following websites offer information about various diagnoses and addictions that can coincide with or complicate hoarding disorder.
ADDitude Magazine is a physical and digital magazine that focuses on the daily struggles someone with ADHD may face. The magazine offers support in recognizing ADHD, finding reputable doctors to diagnose ADHD, and provides insights into the lives of people with ADHD. The publication includes personal stories, vetted resources, and tips and tricks for living with ADHD or supporting a loved one with ADHD. The magazine’s writers and its readers are dedicated to normalizing ADHD, while providing assistance to any who may need it.
The Recovery Village At Baptist Health, located in Palm Beach, Florida, has a multitude of resource pages on their website that offers information on co-occurring mental disorders, addiction, substance abuse, and more. Their page on ADHD provides a detailed definition of the disorder, making it a great resource for loved ones of those who are diagnosed with it.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD was founded in 1987 because living with ADHD can be an isolating experience. CHADD offers ADHD assistance through their information, support, and advocacy groups. CHADD has been petitioning lawmakers and school boards to create better ADHD compliance in home life and school life. CHADD welcomes new members and gives them a place to belong.
Chronical Disorganization (CD)
The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is an association composed primarily of professional organizers, productivity specialists, and other service providers who recognize and wish to alleviate chronic disorganization in their clients. ICD provides education to facilitate a better understanding of what causes CD, such as hoarding disorder, and what techniques and strategies are most effective when working with a client. ICD offers classes to members and nonmembers once a week, throughout the year.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) began in 1986 when a group of people affected by OCD came together to offer each other aid. This tradition has continued as IOCDF and has created a community of mutual support and understanding. The organization offers assistance to those seeking help for OCD. Members and site visitors are offered free OCD education that breaks the stigma behind OCD. IOCDF intends to be a safe space for anyone affected by OCD and anyone who wants to support their loved one with OCD.
Shopping and Debt Addictions
The Shulman Center offers a Shopaholics Anonymous support center. Available educational materials explain common sources of shopping addiction, discuss common trends in shopping addiction, and post warning signs of regression. The Shulman Center also provides access to therapy, consulting, and other support groups for people who experience shopping addiction. Shopaholics Anonymous provides a comprehensive resource list for anyone affected by shopping addiction and anyone looking to help a loved one. Click here to learn more!
Debtors Anonymous is a coalition of people dedicated to supporting others affected by shopping and debt addiction. Debtors Anonymous provides help finding support groups, educational materials, and professional help through their website. Due to the nature of debt, there may be countless legal forms someone has to sift through while trying to get a handle on their life. Debtors Anonymous will help connect debt professionals with people who require their assistance. Members of Debtors Anonymous understand that debt can be an addiction just like alcohol or drugs, and they’re determined to support one another until they feel confident in themselves again.