Support groups

November 03, 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-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.

Memory loss

A young onset/early stage memory loss discussion group is meeting in Hagerstown. This is a group for people with early-onset dementia and early memory loss and is targeted to families. Pre-screening is required. Call Cathy Hanson, LGSW, 301-696-0315.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 77

Monday, Nov. 3, 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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 446

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 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.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving is available with advance notice. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

Concerned Persons

Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m., HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For people concerned by a loved one's addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

FREDERICK, Md. - Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 to 8 p.m., Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Opossumtown Pike. This is a 12-step program for women and men who want to develop healthy relationships. Call Debbie, 301-305-5526, or Claudia, 301-293-2243, or visit

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Nov. 6, 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 visit

Cancer prayer support group

Friday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Robinwood Medical Center, suite 122. This non-denominational group is for individuals and family members who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis. Call 301-665-4650.

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