Support groups

February 04, 2008

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 at various locations.

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

Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m., St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James.

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

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

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

Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Center for Integrative Health, 2nd floor conference room, 340 Park Ave., Frederick.


Saturdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, room 109, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

Call ahead to verify time and location. Call 301-694-3554 or visit

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.

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WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Feb. 5, weigh-in at 10:15, meeting at 11 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Call Stephanie, 301-223-6739.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support and advocate for individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Grandparents as Caregivers

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. to noon. Dr. Kevin Geis will speak with grandparents about their concerns. RSVP by today. Call Ruth Brown, 301-790-075, ext. 205.

TOPS Md. 449

Wednesday, Feb. 6, weigh-in at 9, 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. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Feb. 7, weigh-in at 5:30, meeting at 6 p.m., St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 South Main St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Feb. 7, 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.

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