Support groups for the week of March 7

March 04, 2011

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Md. 0077
Today, weigh-in 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Donna at 240-239-0486, or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Today, 7 to 8:30 p.m. House at 33 E. Church St., Frederick, Md., next to Evangelical Lutheran Church. Anonymous self-help program for friends and families whose lives have been affected by someone with a gambling problem. Call 240-409-2395.

Second Wind
Tuesday, March 8, 2:30 p.m. Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. Group is dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic lung conditions or breathing difficulties, through education, fellowship and activities. Mike Mowen of the American Red Cross will speak about emergency preparedness. Call Howard Guessford at 301-582-0988 or Jodi Ramsey at 301-791-6360.

TOPS Md. 0446
Wednesday, March 9, weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-2547.

Concerned Persons
Wednesday, March 9, 6 p.m., Meritus Behavioral Health Services, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. Use orange entrance. For those who care about someone who suffers from addiction. Call 301-766-7600.

Codependents Anonymous
Thursday, March 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagers-town. Call Claudia at 301-293-2243 or go to

TOPS 308
Friday, March 11, weigh-in 5 to 5:45 p.m., 6 p.m. meeting. Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown. Call June at 301-582-4821, or Marie at 301-824-3245.


Celebrate Recovery
Friday, March 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagers-town. A Christ-centered recovery program based on the 12 steps. Call 301-393-4377 or go to

Alcoholics Anonymous
Washington County area. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call 301-733-1109, and dial zero for an operator.

A group for anyone affected by a family member’s or friend’s drinking. Call 301-663-6626,

Support groups run every Monday in Lifestyle. To add your event, e-mail Deadline is noon Wednesday for the following week’s publication. Include date, time, location and contact number. Groups that run every week must resubmit the first of every month.

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