Support groups

February 02, 2009

Nicotine Anonymous

Hagerstown. This is a support group, in Hagerstown, based on the 12-step program. Meets weekly for anyone with a desire to quit using tobacco products. Call 301-992-6940 for meeting time and location.

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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 77

Monday, Feb. 2, 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 support group

Monday, Feb. 2, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Integrative Medical Center, 1140 Professional Court, Hagerstown. The group focuses on alternative healing modalities for those suffering with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Call 240-420-8625.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Somerford Place, 10014 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown. Light refreshments will be served and caregiving is available with advance notice. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221, ext. 213.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725.

Grandparents as Caregivers

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to noon, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown; or 5:30 to 8 p.m., Winter Street Elementary School, Hagerstown. Guest speaker will be Becky Rice of Washington County Department of Social Services. The topic will be Kinship Care. A light snack is provided at the morning session and a light meal and childcare is provided at he evening session. RSVP by today. Call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205 or Linda Silver, 301-766-8441.

Celebrate Recovery Ministry

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Friday, Feb. 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Otterbein Church, 900 S. Potomac St. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to help people receive freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups and habits using the 8 Principles and 12 Steps. Followed by the Solid Rock Cafe with fellowship and refreshments from 9 to 10 p.m. Free childcare provided. Call 717-762-7147, or visit or

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday evening, 7 to 9 the new location of Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and the eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. For more information, call 301-393-4377, e-mail or visit

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Feb. 5, 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

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