Support groups

May 11, 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.

Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, May 15, 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 celebraterecovery@cmhag .org or go to www.celebrate

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.

Pediatric neurological and |orthopaedic support group

Today, 6:30 p.m. Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute's Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy office located at 184 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 104, Frederick, Md. Group provides information and offers a forum for local families of children with congenital or developmental orthopaedic or neurological problems. The group meets on the second Monday of the month. Call 301-694-8311, ext. 178, or e-mail


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.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 14, 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 This group meets every Thursday.

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