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Support groups

April 14, 2008

Epilepsy/seizure support

A new group is forming for the Tri-State area. Call Ken, 304-264-2321, or 304-616-1561, or e-mail kr9943@gmail.com.

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.

Breast cancer support

Today. This group is sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. For time and location, call 301-791-5843.

Man-to-Man support

Wednesday, April 16. This is a prostate cancer education and support group sponsored by the Urological Center PA, Washington County Health Systems and the American Cancer Society. For time and location, call 301-733-0022.

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Amyloidosis

Wednesday, April 16, noon, Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Guest Patty Smith will give information about Hospice of Washington County. Call Elinor Smith, 301-797-7415.

Substance abuse support

Wednesday, April 16, 6 to 7 p.m., Behavioral Health Services of Washington County Hospital's offices at HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. The group offers support for loved ones of individuals with an addiction or substance abuse problem. The group is led by a licensed therapist. Call 301-766-7600.

Bereavement support

Wednesday, April 16. The Hope for the Journey Bereavement Support Group offers grief recovery support for families or friends who have lost loved ones at Washington County Hospital. For time and location, call 301-790-8614.

Alzheimer's support

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

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, April 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.

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