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Support groups

November 17, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous



Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol go to www.hagerstownaa.org 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 Md. 77



Monday, Nov. 17, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. All visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

Nicotine Anonymous



Support group based on 12-step programs meets weekly for anyone with a desire to quit using tobacco products. No dues or fees. Call 301-992-8940.

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Fibromyalgia



Monday, Nov. 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Integrative Medicine Center, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown. Call 240-420-8625 to make a reservation.

Grandparents as Caregivers



Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Winter Street Elementary School, 59 Winter St., Hagerstown. Guest speaker is Catherine A. Drummond, P.A. Attorney at Law. Child care and a light snack will be provided. RSVP by today. Call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205, or Linda Silver, 301-766-8441.

Bariatric support group



Wednesday, Nov. 19, Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 122, Hagerstown. For anyone learning about bariatric surgery and those who have had it. Call 301-714-4044.

Amyloidosis



Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m., Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon. Call Elinor Smith, 301-797-7415.

Codependents Anonymous



Thursday, Nov. 20, 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 www.coda.org.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers



Thursday, Nov. 20, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way,

Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served. Caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Alzheimer's spouses



Thursday, Nov. 20, 1 to 2 p.m. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

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