Support groups

May 25, 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

Tuesday, May 26, 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.

Families of children with mental-health needs

Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meadowbrook, 18714 North Village, Hagerstown. Dr. Ira Lourie of Villa Maria child and adolescent psychiatry, will present "Behavior Modification with Medication". Free. Child care, refreshments and crafts for children provided. RSVP required. Call Lolita Spangler at 240-818-3536, or e-mail


Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, May 28, 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 Hagerstown

Friday, May 29, 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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