Support groups

August 25, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

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 Donna, 301-223-8143.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac St. and Randolph Ave., Hagerstown. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725. The group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support people with mental illness and their families and caregivers.


Support for loved ones of addicts

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 6 to 7 p.m., H.W. Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. This group offers support for the loved ones of people with substance abuse problems. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Aug. 28, 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 Siri, 240-313-3377, or go to

TOPS Md. 308

Friday, Aug. 29, weigh-in at 4:45 p.m., meeting at 6., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Visitors are always welcome. Call June, 301-582-4821, Marie, 301-824-3245, or Virginia, 301-733-1296.

Celebrate Recovery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Aug. 29, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church Youth Center, 900 S. Potomac St. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using the 8 Principles and 12 Steps. Followed by the Solid Rock Cafe with fellowship and refreshments from 9 to 10 p.m. Free childcare provided. Registration required by Thursday, Aug. 28. Call 717-762-7147, or go to or

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