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Support groups

February 20, 2006

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups



Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 1-301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.




Bereavement support after the loss of a spouse



A new support group for those who have lost a spouse will be forming soon at Rest Haven Funeral Home. It will be led by Mary Hedges, licensed, clinical social worker. The group is free. Call 301-733-3575.




Bereavement support for those who have lost a child



Today, 4 p.m., Rest Haven Funeral Home. This is an ongoing support group led by Mary Hedges, licensed, clinical social worker, for parents who have lost a child of any age. The free group is accepting new members. Call 301-733-3575.




Parent/child anger management



FREDERICK, Md. - Tuesdays, Feb. 21 and 28, March 14 and 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. Families Plus! presents an anger management group for parents and elementary school-age children. The course will involve an interactive overview of anger management techniques and problem-solving skills. Registration is required. Group size is limited. Call Families Plus!, 1-301-694-9002; fax 1-301-694-3374; or send e-mail to families_plus@att.net.

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Maryland Chapter 446, Wednesday, Feb. 22, weigh-in is 9 to 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh Methodist Church, Shiloh Church Road off Old Forge Road, near Hagerstown. The program will be "Retraining our tastebuds." Meetings feature group discussions and inspiration. Visitors are welcome. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step meeting for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The group meets every Thursday. Call Claudia, 1-301-293-2243; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.




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Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Feb. 24, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., program from 6 to 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Friday. Guests are invited. Call 301-739-3542 or 1-717-749-3023 for information.

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