Support groups

December 27, 2009

Al-Anon/Alateen groups

Hagerstown and Frederick, Md. area. This is a group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. Call 301-663-6626.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call 301-733-1109.

Nicotine Anonymous

For anyone with a desire to quit using tobacco products. Based on the 12-step program. Meets weekly in Hagerstown, no dues or fees. Call Bev at 301-842-1053 for meeting time and location.

Early-stage memory loss group

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Alzheimer's Association is starting a discussion group for individuals diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their family members. The group will start in January and provide eight consecutive weeks of education and support. For information, call 301-696-0315.


Overeaters Anonymous

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 6:30 p.m. Community Health Center, 24 N. Walnut St., second floor conference room, Hagerstown. For everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. Meets weekly at other locations around Frederick, Md., Berkeley County, W.Va., and Jefferson County, W.Va. Call 301-694-3554 or go to .

Concerned persons

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 6 p.m., Behavioral Health Services, 24 N. Walnut St., Hagerstown. For those who care about someone who suffers from addiction. Call 301-766-7600.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 446

Wednesday, Dec. 30, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547.

Celebrate Recovery

Friday, Jan. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Based on the 12 steps and eight recovery principles of the Beatitudes. Call 301-393-4377, or e-mail

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