Support groups

February 11, 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.

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

TOPS Md. 446

Wednesday, Feb. 13, weigh-in at 9 a.m., meeting at 9:30, Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. Call 301-797-2547, or go to


Diabetes support

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m., 1st floor community room, Potomac Towers. The speaker will be Dr. Stephen Lippman. The group provides a forum for educating diabetics and is open to anyone in the community. Call Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services for the Washington County Health Department, 240-313-3300.

Support for parents

FREDERICK, Md. -Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thomas Johnson Middle School. Parents and caregivers can learn to support one another in this monthly group for those caring for children with special needs in a school and home setting. Co-sponsored by Families Plus!, Frederick County Public Schools' Partners for Success and the Infant and Toddlers' Family Support Network. Call Partners for Success, 240-236-8430, or Families Plus, 301-694-9002.

TOPS Md. 462

SMITHSBURG - Thursday, Feb 14, weigh-in at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. Call Dale Higgins, 301-416-0518, or Ola McPherson, 301-824-7650.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Feb. 14, 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 or Siri, 240-313-3377, or go to

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