Support groups

March 30, 2009

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.

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.

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. Call 301-223-8143.

Overeaters Anonymous

Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Walnut Street Community Health Center conference room, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals recovering from compulsive overeating. Meets weekly at various locations around Washington and Frederick counties. Call 301-698-1359 or go to for other times and locations.


Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, April 3, 7 to 9 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. This is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps and eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. Call 301-393-4377, e-mail or go to

Grandparents as caregivers

Tuesday, April 7, 10 a.m. to noon, 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown, or 6 to 8 p.m., Winter Street Elementary School, 59 Winter St., Hagerstown. RSVP by today. Call Ruth Brown, 301-790-0275, ext. 205, or Linda Silver, 301-766-8441.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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

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