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Support groups

August 17, 2009

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 77

Today, weigh-in at 7:15 a.m., exercise at 8:30, meeting at 9:30, First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Amyloidosis

Wednesday, Aug. 19, noon. The Improved Order of Red Men Club, Williamsport. Call Martha Wiles at 301-714-0992 for more information.

Concerned persons

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Behavioral Health Services, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown. For people dealing with a loved one's addiction or substance abuse problem. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous

Thursday, Aug. 20, 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 www .coda.org.

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Celebrate Recovery Hagerstown

Friday, Aug. 21, 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, or go to www.celebraterecoveryhagerstown.org .

Eastern Panhandle Pulmonary Hypertension

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Saturday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m. City Hospital, meeting room 1. Guest speaker Kathy Smallwood of Washington Dulles International Airport will review rules for clearing security at airports and seaports, with special emphasis on traveling with medical equipment and medications. Open to anyone with questions or concerns about their own medical equipment. RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 19, to Rena McDonald at 304-229-1683.

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 www.hagerstownaa.org, or call 301-733-1109. Press 0 to talk to a person, or follow the prompts for meeting times and locations.

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 information.

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