Support groups

October 08, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating, meets weekly at various locations around Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland.

Meetings include:

· Sundays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Christ Reformed Church, 12 S. Church St., Middletown.

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

· Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 5609 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick.

· Thursday, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, room 109, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

· Friday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Center for Integrative Health, second-floor conference room, 340 Park Ave., Frederick.


· Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital, second floor, classroom 6, Frederick.

Call ahead to verify time and location. For more information, call 301-694-3554 or go to

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. 449

Wednesday, Oct. 10, weigh-in at 9, meeting at 9:15 a.m., Hagerstown YMCA. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. This is a 12-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

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