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Support groups

August 21, 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 or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Monday. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 717-597-8747.




TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)



WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Aug. 22, weigh in at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-223-8902.




Alzheimer's family/caregiver support



WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Aug. 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Free and open to the public. Caregiving is available during the meeting. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297.

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Divorce recovery support



FREDERICK, Md. - Four-week series will meet Wednesdays, Aug. 23 and 30, and Sept. 6 and 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. Free. Led by Patrick Hammett, Harper & Associates. The group will focus on separation and divorce, and help participants develop strategies for beginning the process of rebuilding. Participants must register in advance and make the commitment to attend all sessions. The group is closed and limited to 12 participants. To register, call 301-694-9002; fax 301-694-3374; or send e-mail to families_plus@att.net.




CoDependents Anonymous



Thursday, Aug. 17, 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, 301-293-2243; or Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to www.coda.org on the Web.

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