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Support groups

January 14, 2008

Sexaholics Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step program of recovery for those who want to stop their self-destructive, sexual thinking and behavior. Weekly meetings in Washington and Frederick counties. To register, 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., 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. Meets on Mondays. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

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Stroke support

Today, 3 to 4 p.m., Total Rehab Care, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 201, Hagerstown. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. Call 301-714-4025.

Breast cancer support

Today, 7 p.m., John R. Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Medical Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 129, Hagerstown. Offered by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. Call 301-791-5843.

TOPS Md. 454

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Jan. 15, weigh-in at 10:15 a.m., meeting at 11, Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739, or Linda, 301-223-7010.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Jan. 16, weigh-in at 9 a.m., program at 9:15, Hagerstown YMCA. Call Carol Bachtell, 301-824-7683.

Amyloidosis

Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon, Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon and offers empathy, support and fellowship to people with amyloidosis. Call Josephine Miles, 301-745-5389.

Man-to-Man support

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Robinwood Medical Center's Urological Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Suite 228, Hagerstown. This is a prostate cancer education and support group for patients and their families. Cosponsored by the Urological Center, Washington County Health System and the American Cancer Society. Call 301-733-0022.

Bereavement support

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital 8th floor conference room, 8049B. The Hope for the Journey Bereavement Support Group offers grief recovery support for families or friends who have lost loved ones. Call 301-790-8614.

Alzheimer's support

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. A speaker is planned. Light refreshments will be served. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Jan. 17, 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 support

Friday, Jan. 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Washington County Hospital, 251 E. Antietam St., Pangborn Hall, Room 124, Hagerstown. A free support group for pregnant women who are planning to breast-feed and mothers who are breast-feeding. Call 301-790-8530.

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