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Support groups

January 19, 2009

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.

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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.

Fibromyalgia



Today, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Integrative Medicine Center, 1140 Professional Court, east of Hagerstown. Call 240-420-8625.

Spinal cord injury



Today. For people who have experienced a spinal cord injury. Call 301-714-4070.

Amyloidosis



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m., Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for a luncheon. Call Elinor Smith, 301-797-7415.

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Concerned Persons



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m., H.W. Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For people who are stressed due to a loved one's addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Man-to-Man



Wednesday, Jan. 21. This is a prostate cancer education and support group sponsored by the Urological Center PA, Washington County Health System and the American Cancer Society. Call 301-733-0022.

Bariatric support group



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m. For people interested in learning about bariatric surgery as well as people who have already had bariatric surgery. Call the Weight Loss Clinic at Robinwood, 301-714-4044.

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Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown. The group will host an open house, featuring guest speaker Dr. Vishal Datta.

Alzheimer's education and support



Wednesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

Codependents Anonymous



Thursday, Jan. 22, 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.

Breastfeeding



Friday, Jan. 23. For pregnant women planning to breastfeed and mothers who breastfeed. Call 301-790-8530.

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