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Support groups

November 12, 2007

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. Call 703-866-6929 and leave a message and a time when you can be reached in person.

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.

Stroke support

Today, 3 to 4 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 201, Hagerstown. This group 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.

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Mondays, weigh-in at 7:30 am., exercise at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. All visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

Breast cancer support

Today, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. Sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley, this group offers support for breast cancer patients and their families. Call 301-791-5843.

TOPS Md. 449

Today, weigh-in at 9 a.m., program at 9:15 a.m., Hagerstown YMCA. You don't have to be a member of the YMCA to join TOPS. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesdays, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11 a.m., 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.

55 Up

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m., Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 142, Hagerstown. This group for those age 55 and older meets for lunch and an educational seminar given by a physician guest speaker. Dr. Gary Seligman will present "Holiday Blues." Cost for lunch is $9. Call 1-888-803-1518 to register.

TOPS Md. 462

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

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Nov. 15, 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 visit www.coda.org.

Breast-feeding

Friday, Nov. 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. Washington County Hospital offers a free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. Call 301-790-8530.

Turning Points

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Lutheran Home Care Services. The group is open to any adult who has experienced a loss and wants to learn more about the grieving process in a supportive atmosphere. The group is free. Call Kim McCurdy, Bereavement Coordinator, 800-840-9081.

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