Support groups

May 04, 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.

Nicotine Anonymous

This 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 at 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. All visitors are welcome. Call 301-223-8143 or 301-582-2292.

Bereavement support

Tuesday, May 5. For families or friends who have lost loved ones at Washington County Hospital. For more information, call 301-790-8614.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue, Hagerstown. Call Connie Pauley, 301-824-7725. The group's mission is to educate and inform residents of Washington County about mental illness and to support people with mental illness and their families and caregivers.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 7, 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 at 301-293-2243, or go to

Grief support

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - Thursday, May 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Three-session program on issues related to grief, parenting, support, schools and family. Will Perks will be the facilitator. Refreshments will be served. Call 304-264-3902 to register.

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, May 8, 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

Mother's Day grief support brunch

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Offered by Hospice of the Panhandle Bereavement Department, for women whose mothers have died, regardless of how long ago. Call 304-264-3902 to register.

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