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Support groups

August 25, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous

For times and locations, go to www.hagerstownaa.org 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.

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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 www.coda.org.

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 www.otterbeinchurch.org or www.celebraterecovery.com.

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