Support groups

December 29, 2008

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.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Today, 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.

Overeaters Anonymous

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 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 go to for other times and locations.


Celebrate Recovery

Friday, Jan 2, 7 to 9 p.m., Life House Church Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd, Hagerstown. This is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. Call 301-393-4377, e-mail celebrate or go to

Fibromyalgia Support

Monday, Jan. 5, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Integrative Medicine Center, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown. The group focuses on alternative healing modalities for those dealing with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Open to the public. For reservations, call 240-420-8625.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Memorial Hall entrance, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Call Connie Pauley at 301-824-7725.

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