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Support groups

February 16, 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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 77



Monday, Feb. 16, weigh-in at 7:15 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, or Patsy, 301-582-2292.

Amyloidosis



Wednesday, Feb. 18, noon, Bob Evans, 1721 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group meets for lunch. Call Martha Wiles, 301-714-0992.

Man-to-Man



Wednesday, Feb. 18. This is a prostate cancer education and support group sponsored by the Urological Center PA, WCHS, and the American Cancer Society at Robinwood Medical Center. Call 301-733-0022.

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Concerned persons group



Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m., HW Murphy Community Center, Walnut Street, Hagerstown. For people stressed by a loved one's addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Bariatric support group



Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. For anyone interested in learning about bariatric surgery as well as anyone who has had bariatric surgery. Call the Weight Loss Clinic at Robinwood, 301-714-4044.

Codependents Anonymous



Thursday, Feb. 19, 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.

Alzheimer's support for spouses



Thursday, Feb. 19, 1 to 2 p.m. Call Sheri Evans, 301-791-9221.

Alzheimer's support



Thursday, Feb. 19, 2 to 3 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. Light refreshments are available and caregiving is available with advance notice. Call April Reynolds, 301-733-3353.

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown



Friday, Feb. 20, 7 to 9 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 201 North Potomac St., Hagers-town. For people feeling overwhelmed by hurts, habits and hangups. Call 301-393-4377, e-mail celebraterecovery@CMHag.org or visit www.celebraterecoveryhagerstown.org.

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