Support groups

October 22, 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.

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.

Alzheimer's support

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Oct. 23, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Homewood at Williamsport, 16505 Virginia Ave. Caregiving is available during the group. Call Pastor Reg Rice, 301-582-1750, ext. 297.


TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Oct. 24, weigh-in at 11 a.m., meeting at 11:30, Hagerstown YMCA. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Divorce recovery support

FREDERICK, Md. - A free four week-group will focus on separation and divorce, the process of loss, the emotional roller coaster that many people experience and strategies for beginning the process of rebuilding. You must be present for the first session and register in advance. The group is limited in size to 12 participants. The group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24 to Nov. 14, at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. Call 301-694-9002, fax 301-694-3374 or e-mail

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Oct. 25, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650.

Codependents anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 25, 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

Celebrate Recovery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Oct. 26, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth 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. Followed by the Solid Rock Cafe, fellowship and refreshments from 9 to 10 p.m. Free childcare provided. Registration required by Thursday, Oct. 26. Call 717-762-7147, or go to

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