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Support groups

December 18, 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 301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Weekly meetings in Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland and Berkeley County, W.Va. A 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. Call 703-866-6929 and leave a message and a time when you can be reached in person.

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 or 301-223-8143.

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Bereavement support

For parents who have lost a child of any age. Meets weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Call 301-733-3575.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, Virginia Avenue across from Advanced Auto. The social hall is in the rear. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-223-8909.

Man-to-Man support

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Urological Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 228, green entrance, Hagerstown. The prostate cancer education and support group meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For patients, spouses and family members. Sponsored by Urological Center PA, Washington County Health System Inc. and American Cancer Society. Call 301-733-0022.

Loyalton of Hagerstown Alzheimer's support

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds at 301-733-3353.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, Dec. 21, 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 www.coda.org.

Stroke support

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 201, red entrance, Hagerstown. Provides education and emotional support for stroke survivors and their families. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. Call 301-714-4025.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Maryland 308 Hagerstown chapter, Friday, Dec. 22, weigh-in 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The group meets every Friday. Call June at 301-582-4821, Marie at 301-824-3245 or Virginia at 301-733-1296.

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