Support groups

May 18, 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.

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.


Wednesday, May 20, noon. Bob Evans Restaurant, 1721 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown. Guest will be Dr. Richard Milford. Call Martha Wiles at 301-714-0992 for more information.


Concerned persons

Wednesday, May 20, 6 p.m. Washington County Hospital Behavioral Health Services, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown. Group offers emotional support and education for those dealing with a loved one's substance abuse or addiction. Free, no registration. Call 301-766-7600 for more information.

Pulmonary hypertension

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Saturday, April 25, noon to 2 p.m. Martinsburg Mall community room. For patients, families, physicians, first responders and other health care professionals. Light lunch provided. Reserve seats by today by calling Rena McDonald at 304-229-1683.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Twelve-step meeting for men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. For more information, call Claudia at 301-293-2243 or go to

Celebrate Recovery

Friday, May 22, 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

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