Support groups

March 02, 2009

Codependents Anonymous

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hagerstown and Frederick groups are joining together to provide an ongoing 12-step writing workshop. The workshop takes place on the first Saturday of every month. 10 a.m. to noon at 309 E. Patrick St. Call Deb, 301-305-5526, Claudia, 301-293-2243, or Jane, 301-639-3895.

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.

Nicotine Anonymous

This support group is based on the 12-step program. Meets weekly in Hagerstown and is open to anyone with a desire to quit using tobacco products. Call Bev, 301-842-1053, for meeting time and location.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) 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. Visitors are welcome. Call Donna, 301-223-8143.

Grandparents as caregivers

Tuesday, March 3, 10 a.m. to noon, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, or 6 to 8 p.m., Winter Street Elementary School, 59 Winter St., Hagerstown. Guest speaker will be Pat Owens, president and executive director of Grand Families of America. RSVP by today. Call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205, or Linda Silver, 301-766-8441.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Tuesday, March 3, Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. The guest speaker will be Nancy Woods, director of Turning Point of Washington County. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725. The group's focus is to educate and inform Washington County residents about mental illness and to support and advocate for individuals with mental illness and their families and caregivers.

Alzheimer's family and caregivers

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

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, March 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 go to

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, March 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. Call 301-393-4377, or go to

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