Support groups

January 12, 2009

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.


Today, 2 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. For stroke survivors and families. Call 301-714-4025.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 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.


Breast cancer

Today. Sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. Call 301-791-5843.

Second Wind Club

Tuesday, Jan. 13. This group is for people with breathing difficulties and respiratory diseases. Call 301-790-8195.

Ovarian cancer

Tuesday, Jan. 13. This group is for women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Call 301-665-4657.

Diakon Adoption Services

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. This group is for families who have adopted children, are waiting to adopt, or are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Free. Light refreshments and childcare are available. Call 877-DIAKON-7, option 4, or e-mail

Concerned Persons Group

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For people lost, confused or stressed because of a loved one's addiction or substance abuse problem. Led by a licensed therapist. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Jan. 15, 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

Alzheimer's spouses

Thursday, Jan. 15, 1 to 2 p.m. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Thursday, Jan. 15, 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.

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, Jan. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Life House Church Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. For those overwhelmed by their hurts, habits and hang-ups. This is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and the eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. Call 301-393-4377, e-mail or visit

Eastern Panhandle Pulmonary Hypertension

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Saturday, Jan. 17, 5:30 p.m., City Hospital Meeting Room 1. Cardiopulmonary rehab fitness therapist Brian White will be the featured speaker. Attendees will learn helpful tips on exercising safely with pulmonary hypertension. Call Rena McDonald, 304-229-1683.

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