Support groups

February 09, 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.


Monday, Feb. 9, 2 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Total Rehab Care and the American Heart Association. For stroke survivors and their families. Call 301-714-4025.

Breast cancer

Monday, Feb. 9. For individuals with breast cancer and survivors. Sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. Call 301-791-5843.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 77

Monday, Feb. 9, 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.

Concerned Persons Group

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m., HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For people who are lost, confused or stressed due to a loved one's addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Feb. 12, 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

Early-stage memory loss

Thursday, Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., 4th floor, Hagerstown. For people experiencing memory loss and their caregivers. RSVP and pre-screening is required. Call Cathy Hanson, licensed graduate social worker, at 301-797-4892.


Friday, Feb. 13. For pregnant women planning to breastfeed and mothers who breastfeed. Call 301-790-8530.

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