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Support groups

April 07, 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. Call 301-223-8143.

Headway

Today. This group offers support for persons living with brain injury. For time and location, call 301-714-4028.

Second Wind

Tuesday, April 8. This group is for persons with breathing difficulties and respiratory diseases. For time and location, call 301-790-8195.

Ovarian cancer support

Tuesday, April 8. This group is for women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Call 301-665-4657.

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Substance abuse

Wednesday, April 9, 6 to 7 p.m., Washington County Hospital's offices in the HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for loved ones of individuals with an addiction or substance abuse problem and is led by a licensed therapist. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, April 10, 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.

Breast-feeding support

Friday, April 11. This group is for pregnant women who plan to breast-feed and for mothers who are breast-feeding. For time and location, call 301-790-8530.

Stroke support

Saturday, April 12. This group is for stroke survivors and their families. It is sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. For time and location, call 301-714-4025.

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