Support groups

November 26, 2007

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. 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 list of meetings.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Mondays, 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. All visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

TOPS Md. 449

Today, weigh-in at 9 a.m., meeting 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. 462

Thursday, Nov. 29, weigh-in at 5:15 p.m., meeting at 5:45 p.m., Smithsburg Branch Library, 66 W. Water St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Nov. 29, 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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Support for individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers in Washington County. Meets 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-824-7725.

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