Support groups

October 13, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous

Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol go to or call 301-733-1109. Press '0' to reach a live person or follow the prompts for meeting times and locations.

Al-Alon/Alateen family groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 301-663-6626 for a list of meetings in the area.

Bereavement support

Rest Haven Funeral Home's bereavement support group will start accepting new members this fall. Separate groups meet weekly for spouses or for parents who have lost a child of any age. Free. Call 301-733-3575.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Today, 7:30 a.m. weigh-in, 8:30 exercise, 9:30 meeting, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. There is a program every week. Call Donna at 301-223-8143.


Adoption support

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6 to 8 p.m., Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Free and open to anyone interested in adoption. Light refreshments and free childcare are available. Call 877-342-5667, option 4, or e-mail


Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon. Call Elinor Smith, 301-797-7415.

TOPS Md. 446

Wednesday, Oct. 15, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., meeting at 9:30, Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. Visitors are welcome. Call Tom, 301-797-2547, or Judy Harshman, 301-739-9279.

Alzheimer's spouses

Thursday, Oct. 16, 1 to 2 p.m. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m, Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. For men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Call Claudia at 301-293-2243.

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