Bangor area support groups, Aug. 4, 2011

Posted Aug. 02, 2011, at 8:53 p.m.

Support group listings are run as space permits. Items are due one week before publication.

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Mail: The Weekly Calendar, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402

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.

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.

BANGOR — ALS support group, for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, families and caregivers, 4-6 p.m. third Wednesdays, Alpha One, 11 Bangor Mall Blvd. Nell Davies, 894-5478 or me@alsanne.org.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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, 7-8 p.m. third Tuesday, St. Francis Center, 294 Center St. Ann Delaware, 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.

BUCKSPORT — Chronic illness support group, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Elm Street Congregational Church. 469-0037.

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

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 — 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 — Fibromyalgia and CFS support group, 6-7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, entrance at back of First Baptist Church, Center Street behind John Bapst. Trudy, 266-7862 or lovs_val@yahoo.com.

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