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Support groups for the week beginning Aug. 15

August 12, 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 Patsy at 301-582-2292.

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

TOPS Md. 0446

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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.

Diabetes

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m. Walnut Towers eighth-floor community room, 11-12 S. Walnut St., Hagerstown. Trish O'Brien, R.D., from Meadow Dialysis will present a program about diabetes and kidneys. Open to the community. Call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3360.

Amyloidosis

Wednesday, Aug. 17, noon, Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road, Williamsport. RSVP to Martha Wiles at 301-714-0992 or Jorja Kline at 301-293-1309, email jjkline13@msn.com.

Concerned Persons

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 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, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Call Claudia at 301-293-2243 or go to www.coda.org.

Crohn's and colitis

Thursday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. John L. Grove Medical Center, downstairs conference room, 50 Eastern Ave., Greencastle, Pa. RSVP to 717-762-0099 or ibdsupportgroup@gmail.com.

TOPS 308

Friday, Aug. 19, weigh-in at 5 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Clevevland Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-582-4821 or 301-733-1296.

Celebrate Recovery

Friday, Aug. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Zion United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Al-Anon/Alateen

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

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