Support groups

March 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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Md. 77

Monday, March 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.

Diakon Adoption Services

Tuesday, March 10, Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. The adoption program hosts support groups monthly for families who have adopted children, who are waiting to adopt or are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Light refreshments and free child care are available. Call 410-261-2882.


Diabetes support

Wednesday, March 11, 1:30 p.m., Walnut Towers eighth-floor community room, Hagerstown. Lisa McCoy, a registered dietitian from Washington County Health Department, will present a program on "Carb Counting Made Easy." Call Lisa McCoy, 240-313-3304.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, March 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

Alzheimer's Association

Thursday, March 12, 4:30 p.m., Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. RSVP and pre-screening is required. Call Cathy Hanson, LGSW, 301-797-4892.

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