Support groups, week of Dec. 8

December 10, 2008

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Nicotine Anonymous

Support group based on the 12-step program meets weekly for anyone with a desire to quit using tobacco products. No dues or fees. Call 301-992-6940 for meeting time and location.

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, Dec. 8, 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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Walnut Street Community Health Center conference room, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating. Meets weekly at various locations around Washington and Frederick counties. Call 301-694-3554 or visit for other times and locations.

Adoption support group

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Hosted by Diakon Adoption Services for families who have adopted children, are waiting to adopt or are interested in adopting or foster parenting. Call 1-877-DIAKON-7, option 4, or e-mail to register.


Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m., Potomac Towers. Call Nutrition and Wellness Services for Washington County Health Department, 240-313-3300.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Dec. 11, 6:30 to7:30 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

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