Support groups

August 11, 2008

Al-Anon/Alateen family groups

For anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings held daily. For times and locations, go to or call 301-733-1109; follow prompts for meeting times and locations or press 0.

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.

Breast cancer support

Today. For time and location, call 301-791-5843.

Stroke survivors and family support

Today. For time and location, call 301-714-4025.


Codependents Anonymous

FREDERICK, Md. - Tuesday, Aug. 12, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Opossumtown Pike. 12-step program for women and men whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Debbie, 301-305-5526, or Claudia, 301-293-2243, or go to

Second wind

Tuesday, Aug. 12. For persons with breathing difficulties and respiratory diseases. For time and location, call 301-790-8195.

Ovarian cancer support

Tuesday, Aug. 12. For time and location, call 301-665-4657.

Support for loved ones of addicts

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 6 to 7 p.m., H.W. Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for the loved ones of individuals with addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Diabetes support

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1:30 p.m., Potomac Towers, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Dietician Trish O'Brien-Sparks will speak on "Diabetes and Your Kidneys." Call 240-313-3300.

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, Aug. 15, 7 to 9 p.m. Life House Church Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. For those overwhelmed by hurts, habits and hang-ups. Call 301-393-4377 or go to

Turning Points

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sunday, Aug. 17, 2 to 3 p.m., Lutheran Home Care Services. Open to any adult who has experienced a loss and who wants to learn more about the grieving process. Call 717-217-3527.

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