Support groups

December 15, 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. areas. 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.

Nicotine Anonymous

Hagerstown. 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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 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.



Monday, Dec. 15, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Integrative Medicine Center LLC, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown. This group focuses on alternative healing modalities for those suffering with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Calll 240-420-8625.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Dec. 18, 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

Celebrate Recovery Ministry

Friday, Dec. 19, 7 to 9 p.m., Life House Church Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using the eight principles and 12 steps. Call 301-393-4377, visit or e-mail

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