Support groups

September 17, 2007

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. Call 301-663-6626.

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.


TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Sept. 18, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Visitors are welcome. Call Marilyn, 301-223-7472.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Sept. 19, weigh-in at 11 a.m., meeting at 11:30, Hagerstown YMCA. All visitors are welcome. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Adoption support

FREDERICK - Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Good Sheppard Lutheran Church, 1415 W. 7th St. Sponsored by Diakon Adoption Services. Free and open to anyone interested in adoption.

TOPS Md. 440

BIG POOL - Wednesday, Sept. 19, weigh-in at 6, meeting at 6:30 p.m., St. Paul's Church, Tedrick Street. Visitors are welcome. Call Dina, 301-842-3050.

Divorce recovery support

HALFWAY - Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, enter off Virginia Avenue, across from Advanced Auto, and go to the social hall in the rear. The group meets every Wednesday. Call 301-991-4550 or 301-790-1878.

Loyalton Alzheimer's support

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353 for more information.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Sept. 20, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45, Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7640.

Codependents anonymous

Thursday, Sept. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step program for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Claudia, 301-293-2243; or Siri, 240-313-3377, or go to

TOPS Md. 308

Friday, Sept. 21, weigh-in at 4:45, meeting at 6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Open house. Visitors are welcome. Call June, 301-582-4821, Marie, 301-824-3245, or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

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