Local support groups

Posted June 07, 2011, at 7 p.m.

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BANGOR — Mothers & More, Greater Bangor Chapter, intellectual stimulation, parenting support, playgroups, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays and fourth Thursdays, Conference Room 2D, EMMC. www.bangormothersandmore.org.

BANGOR — My Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, support services and options for pregnant and parenting women. 800-773-9595.

BANGOR — Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 973-7088.

BANGOR — Nicotine Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, conference room 2, Maine Veterans Home, Hogan Road. 843-7563.

BANGOR — Outrageously Supportive, formerly known as Outright, for GLBT — gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered — youth up to age 22 and those who support them, a social support group on sexuality and gender identity topics, 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday, sponsored by Eastern Maine AIDS Network. SAFER meets 3:30-5:30 p.m. the same day. 990-3626 or weww.maineaidsnetwork.com.

BANGOR — Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Monday, Building 1, St. Joseph Healthcare Park, 900 Broadway; noon Thursday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.; 7 p.m. Sunday, second-floor conference room, St. Joseph Hospital, 360 Broadway.

BANGOR — Overeaters Anonymous, 90-day format, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 55 Norway Road. Janet, 945-3470.

BANGOR — Parents who have lost a child, grief support group, led by trained facilitators, 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, family center at Brookings-Smith Funeral Home, 133 Center St. Audrey, 942-2670; Pat, 942-6440; or Judy, 326-9369.

BANGOR — Passages, for bone marrow, stem cell transplant recipients, 5:30-7 p.m. last Tuesdays, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 973-7476.

BANGOR — Physical Disabilities Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. first Thursday, Winterberry Heights, 932 Ohio St. Family and friends welcome. Potluck meal at 5 p.m. Fred, 827-7367; or Gaelen, 942-6720.

BANGOR — Prostate “Us Too,” for men who have had prostate cancer, and loved ones, 6-7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Room 2D, EMMC. 973-7476.

BANGOR — Pulmonary Support Group, 2:30-4 p.m. fourth Thursday of month, Heart and Vascular Conference Room, second floor of Kagan Building, EMMC. Debbie Ayotte, 973-5179.

BANGOR — Best Beginnings breast-feeding support, 10-11:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Lactation and Perinatal Education Center, Grant 2D, second floor. Babies welcome. 973-8742.

BANGOR — Mommy and Me, postpartum support for new mothers, 10-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, EMMC, Grant 2D, second floor. Babies welcome. 973-8742.

BANGOR — Rape Response Services, free educational groups to help survivors to heal, grow and thrive. Drop-in support group, 6-7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Leonard Room, Acadia Hospital, Stillwater Avenue. Speakers alternating with discussion and support. Sue Currie. 941-2980, rrscsc@rrsonline.org.

BANGOR — Safe Place, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St. Barbara, 947-7003; Julie, 990-5849.

BANGOR — Serenity Recovery Group, for recovering alcoholics, adult children, those living with alcoholic, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 15, Bangor Baptist Church. 947-6576.

BANGOR — Spruce Run support groups for women affected by partner abuse. Day and evening groups; child care activities. Details, call Spruce Run, 945-5102 or 800-863-9909.

BANGOR — Bangor STD walk-in clinic, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Physician evaluation available. Testing available by appointment 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Testing $50, no one turned away for inability to pay. 947-0700.

HAMPDEN — Asperger’s teen girls support group and social, meets monthly. Call 862-4451 for more info.

OLD TOWN — Stop Smoking Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Old Town-Orono YMCA, 472 Stillwater Ave.  Family and friends also welcome. Lynn, 973-7242.

BANGOR — Twins and more support group meetings, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of every month, Brown Conference Room, EMMC.

BANGOR — Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, 4:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays; 5-7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Mason Auditorium, EMMC. 973-6383.

BANGOR AREA — Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Bangor: TOPS 311, weigh-in 4:15-5:15 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Joseph Breast Center, Willette Conference Center, Building 1, 900 Broadway, 990-9370 or 852-9061. Brewer: TOPS 279, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Activity Room, 1 Colonial Circle. 989-6523 or 989-1911; Bradley: TOPS 251, weigh-in 4:30 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Bradley Baptist Church; Hermon: TOPS 344, weigh-in 8 a.m., meeting 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Hermon Volunteer Rescue, Billings Road, Linda, 945-5935; Kenduskeag: TOPS 151, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Kenduskeag Union Church. Val, 884-6890, Sylvia, 942-0056. Old Town: TOPS 286, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Thursdays, Helen Hunt Health Center, 120 Main St. Jan, 827-2119; Orrington: TOPS 48, 5-6:30 p.m., Mondays, First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Sharon, 862-3633; Stillwater: TOPS 229, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Thursdays, Federated Church, Bennoch Road. Martha, 827-6098.

BANGOR — Time and Money Debtors Anonymous, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church library, French Street. 942-3313.

BANGOR — Twins & More support group, for parents of multiples, 6-7:30 p.m. second Wednesday, Forsyth Conference Room, EMMC. Exchange ideas, give and get support. Nicolle, 356-0828 or NMP1994@yahoo.com.

BANGOR — WomenHeart Support Network for women with heart disease, 6 p.m. second Tuesday, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. 285-7592; bangor@womenheart.org.

BUCKSPORT — Bucksport area support group for people with chronic illnesses, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Elm Street Congregational Church. 469-0037.

BANGOR — Parkinson’s disease support group, 2-3 p.m. third Sunday, Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Bonnie Bragg, 843-5908; Michele McDonald, 262-5095.

BANGOR AREA — Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, for those who have a desire to stop drinking, AA hotline, 800-737-6237, or www.aamaine.org.

BANGOR-BREWER — Al-Anon, for family and friends of problem drinkers; beginners encouraged. Al-Anon, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 40 Main St., Brewer; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., Bangor. 745-7208 or 800-498-1844.

BANGOR -— Autism support group, 6-8 p.m. the first Monday of every month, Penquis, 262 Harlow St. 973-3642.

BANGOR — Queen City Dual Recovery Anonymous, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church.

BANGOR — Bangor NAMI Support Group, for family and friends of people with mental illness, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Acadia Hospital. Information, Nancy, 223-5686. Sponsored by Bangor National Association for Mental Illness. www.nami.org.

BANGOR — Bangor Peer Support Group, for people who have a mental illness, noon-1 p.m. Fridays, Acadia Hospital. Information, April, 827-1417. Sponsored by Bangor NAMI.

BANGOR — Maine Action Coalition for Persons with Disabilities, noon-2 p.m. third Saturday of month, Court Street. Volunteers needed for meal service and drivers for wheelchair lift van. 942-9111 or chariotgreg@yahoo.com

BANGOR — Empty Arms,  a support group helping families that have been touched by pregnancy and infant loss, 6:30-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, One Cumberland Place, Suite 300.  973-8742.

BANGOR — Fibromyalgia in CFS support group, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Center Street behind John Bapst Memorial High School. Trudy, 266-7862 or lovs_val@yahoo.com

BANGOR — Greater Bangor La Leche League, for breast-feeding mothers, 10 a.m. first Wednesday of each month, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. The group hosts a Breastfeeding Cafe at 10 a.m. the third Monday of each month, Bagel Central, 33 Central St. For more information, call Aimee, 827-4364; Melanie, 745-1520; or Carrie, 938-2841.

BANGOR — MAPS for Recovery, new self-help meeting for individuals seeking peer support in their recovery from chemical addiction, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, CHCS, 42 Cedar St.

BUCKSPORT — Bucksport-Orland Al-Anon Family Group Meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Elm Street Congregational Church, wheelchair ramp entrance, Franklin Street. Membership voluntary, policy of anonymity.

HAMPDEN — Asperger’s support and social group for teenagers, monthly. Monica Small, 862-4451.

OLD TOWN — Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday, 294 Center St., Suite 1. Bette, 827-2331, email bette@affm.net.

BANGOR — Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, 7 p.m. second and last Thursdays, Westgate Manor, 750 Union St.

BANGOR — Amputee Support Group, Greater Bangor Area, 1-2 p.m. third Friday, Brandow Conference Room, Eastern Maine Medical Center. Chad Thompson, 229-9912.

BANGOR — AWAKE, support group for those with obstructive sleep apnea, those awaiting testing for the condition and those using positive airway pressure. 973-5892.

BREWER — Brain Injury and Stroke Support group, 4:30-5:30 p.m. third Monday of month, Maine Center for Integrated Rehab, Twin City Plaza, Wilson Street. Sponsored by MCIR, Alpha One, Brewer Rehab & Living. Support for survivors and families, guest speakers. 989-2034 or www.biin.org.

BANGOR — Breast Cancer Support Groups, ENCOREplus, Bangor Y, 17 Second St. For any woman diagnosed with breast cancer. Some meetings welcome adult family members, friends. Information, 941-2808.

BANGOR — Cancer survivors’ support group, 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, CancerCare of Maine, EMMC. 973-7476.

BANGOR — Caring Connections Bone Health Information and Discussion Group, Bangor Y, Second Street. Free. Robin Long, 941-2808, ext. 338.

BANGOR — Celiac sprue support group, 7 p.m. third Tuesday, St. Francis boardroom, old firehouse across from St. Joseph Hospital, Center Street. Ann, 827-2733.

BANGOR — Children and adults with attention deficit disorder support group, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Bangor Family Counseling, 96 Harlow St., Suite 7. Barry Rubin, 990-1555. Free fact sheets available.

BANGOR — Community bereavement support, 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Brookings-Smith Family Center, Center Street. 262-1810 or 843-7521.

BANGOR — Family caregiver support and education group, 2-3:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Eastern Agency on Aging, 450 Essex St. Dottie VanHorn, 941-2865, ext. 110.

BANGOR — First Step Pregnancy Resource Center, support services, options counseling, free and confidential, 263 State St. 942-1611.

BANGOR AREA — Gam-Anon, a group for family and friends of compulsive gamblers. For info or interest in starting a local group, call 827-5406.

BANGOR — GEAR Parent Network, support to parents of children with emotional and behavioral needs, 1 p.m. first Tuesday, 6 p.m. third Tuesday, Wings office, 900 Hammond St. Helen, 564-3361, 800-264-9224.

BANGOR — Heart Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m. second Thursday of month, Cardiac Wellness Kitchen, second floor of Kagan Building, EMMC. Call 973-4600 with questions.

BANGOR — ICD Support Group for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, 1-3 p.m. third Sunday every other month, Brandow conference room, EMMC. Rick Gammon, 356-7233.

BANGOR — Interstitial cystitis support group, education and open discussion, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Forsythe Room, EMMC. Family and friends welcome. 825-4457.

BANGOR — La Leche League of Greater Bangor, supporting breast-feeding moms and babies, 10 a.m. first Wednesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Breastfeeding Cafe for moms to meet, socialize and share parenting ideas, 10 a.m. third Mondays, Bagel Central, 33 Central St. 827-4364.

BANGOR — Maine Kids-Kin, support group for those raising grandchildren, nieces and nephews, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, offices of Families and Children Together, 304 Hancock St. 941-2347. Info, www.mainekids-kin.org.

BANGOR — MOMS Club, Moms Offering Moms Support, welcomes stay-at-home moms and moms who work part time. Business meetings 10 a.m. third Fridays, Hammond Street Congregational Church. Kids welcome. Play groups 10 a.m. Fridays at the church, Mondays at local park. Kristin, 942-3063.

BANGOR — Bangor-MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, nurtures mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Room 8, Bangor Baptist Church. Childcare provided. 947-6576.

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