Support groups

April 09, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen 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. For information, call 301-663-6626.

Bereavement support for spouses

A new group will start in early June. It will meet weekly at Rest Haven Funeral Home. Free. Call 301-733-3575 for information.

Parents and Children Together

Group for adoptive parents and their children meets monthly and is co-sponsored by Families Plus!, the Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. For times and location of meetings, call Mary McGuire, 301-662-6239.


Eating disorder support

If you are affected by an eating disorder, contact Brittany Tesla by e-mail at

Memory loss discussion group

This time-limited group is for people in the earliest stages of dementia and their caregivers. Call for dates and times.

Sexaholics Anonymous

Weekly meetings in Washington, Frederick and Berkeley counties. This is a 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop their sexually self-destructive thinking and behavior. For information, call 703-866-6929.


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. This group meets every Monday. Call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Pat at 301-791-4909.


WILLIAMSPORT - Chapter 454; Tuesday, April 10, weigh in at 10:15, meeting at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. The group enjoys beneficial programs and discussions. Visitors are always welcome! Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739 or Linda, 301-223-7010.

Weight Watchers

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Wednesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m., Big Spring Area Community Center, 2 Chestnut St. For cost information, go to the Weight Watchers Web site. New Members can join at any time.

Diabetes support

Wednesday, April 11, 1:30 p.m., Potomac Towers 1st Floor Community Room. The speaker will be Dr. Chet Patel, who will speak on diabetic eye disease. The group is open to the community. The group provides a forum for educating diabetics to help manage their disease and to gain support from other diabetics. For more information, call Lisa McCoy, 240-313-3300.

Women's group

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Thursday, April 12, 1 p.m., Otterbein Youth Building, room 102, 900 S. Potomac St. This group deals with food addiction and eating disorders. There is no cost involved and the group is open to anyone struggling with the symptoms associated with food addiction or an eating disorder.

CoDependents Anonymous

Thursday, April 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road. 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

Celebrate Recovery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, April 13, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth Ministry Center, 900 S. Potomac St. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using the 8 Principles and 12 Steps. Some examples of group issues include: chemical addictions, sexual addictions, codependency, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, eating disorders, anger, divorce and grief. Solid Rock Caf follows from 9 to 10 p.m. Free childcare provided. Registration required by Thursday, April 12. For information or to register for childcare, call 717-762-7147.

Turning Points

Sunday, April 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m., the conference room of Lutheran Home Care Services. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and who wants to learn more about the grieving process in a supportive atmosphere. The group is free. For information, call Kim McCurdy, 717-217-3527 or 800-840-9081.

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