Support groups

October 27, 2008

Early stage memory loss

A discussion group for young onset/early stage memory loss meets in Hagerstown. Screening is required. Call Cathy Hanson at Alzheimer's Association, 301-696-0315.

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-Anon/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 listing of meetings in the area.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Today, weigh-in at 7:30, exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. All visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.


TOPS Md. 446

Wednesday, Oct. 29, weigh-in at 8:45, meeting at 9:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. Visitors are always welcome. Call Tom, 301-797-2547, or Judy, 301-739-9279.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Oct. 30, 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; Siri, 240-313-3377; or go to

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