Support groups

October 16, 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 1-301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating, meets weekly at the following places:

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Sundays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St.

THURMONT, Md. - Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m., Catoctin View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 15601 Catoctin Mountain Highway, U.S. 15.

HAGERSTOWN - Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., conference room at Walnut Street Community Health Center, 24 N. Walnut St.

FREDERICK, Md. - Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike

FREDERICK, Md. - Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m., room 109 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St.

FREDERICK, Md. - Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., second-floor conference room at Center for Integrative Health, 340 Park Ave.


FREDERICK, Md. - Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., room D126 in the Field House, Frederick Community College.

Call ahead to verify time and place, 301-694-3554. Go to

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. There will be an open house at the regular meeting Monday, Oct. 23. Call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 717-597-8747.


WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland Chapter 454, Tuesday, Oct. 17, private weigh-in is 10:15 to 11 a.m., meeting is 11 a.m. to noon, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group meets every Tuesday for programs and discussions. Visitors and new members are welcome. There will be an open house Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the regular meeting time. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739.

Turning Point for Young Singles

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 to 9 p.m., Independent Bible Church, 2306 Hedgesville Road, room 126 or in the back. The group meets weekly. For information call 304-263-5167; e-mail or go to

Amyloidosis support

Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon, Bob Evans Restaurant, 1721 Dual Highway (U.S. 40), Hagerstown. The group meets for luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to friends, relatives and patients with amyloidosis. For information, call Elinor, 301-797-7415.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church social hall (in the rear), 17630 Virginia Ave. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-223-8909.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 19, 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; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to on the Web.


Maryland Chapter 308, Friday, Oct. 20, weigh-in from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Friday. Visitors are welcome. Call June, 301-582-4821; or Marie, 301-824-3245.

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