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GENERAL

2-1-1 MAINE; dial 211 to be connected to a complete list of support groups in Maine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Information can also be found at www.211maine.org. The service is supported by United Way of Mid Coast Maine. Call 211 or 1-877-463-6207.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Bath-Brunswick 24-hour hotline, 1-800-737-6237.  More than 30 meetings weekly in the Bath-Brunswick-Topsham area. Call for nearest location and time.

CANCER COMMUNITY CENTER, 778 Main St., South Portland; 1-877-774-2200.

COURAGE, for people with same-sex attractions, sponsored by Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Led by the Rev. Kevin Martin. Group will meet where there is a need and the locations will be disclosed only to those who plan to participate. To inquire, contact Martin at 592-5332 or courage@portlanddiocese.org.

FAMILY CRISIS SERVICES, support group for women experiencing domestic/family violence, past or present. Call 721-0199 or 1-866-834-4357 for details

LIVING LOSS, LIVING HOPE, support group for individuals and families facing life-threatening illness. Group held at CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Call 721-1357 for intial interview.

MAN TO MAN, for men diagnosed with prostate cancer; in person or by phone; 373-3708 or 1-800-464-3102, press 3; by American Cancer Society.

MOTHER’S SUPPORT GROUP, for women in the post-partum period who are feeling down, overwhelmed or "blue." For meeting dates and times, or to register, call Maternity Care at Mid Coast Hospital at 373-6500.

NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.  Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 1-800-431-1754 or  DrugAbuseSolution.com

SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT SERVICES OF MIDCOAST MAINE is currently forming a support group for survivors. Please call 725-2181 or e-mail clientservices@sassmm.org for more information. To speak with an advocate please call SASSMM’s 24-hour hotline at 1-800-822-5999.

WOMEN’S PROJECT, for women concerned about addiction, their own or others’; 1-800-611-1588.

MONDAY

9-TO-5, organization for working women against sexual harassment; 1-800-522-0925, 353-5740 or 342-5017.

ALANON, for family, friends and relatives of alcoholics, 8 p.m., St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Wiscasset; noon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 1-800-498-1844.

BATTERED MEN’S 24-HOUR HELPLINE, offers referrals and support groups for men. Call 1-877-643-1120, access code 0757.

BIBLE STUDY SUPPORT FOR THE CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT, every Monday, 7 p.m., Sky-Hy Conference Center, 32 Sky-Hy Drive, Topsham; 725-7577.

CAREGIVERS’ support group, every Monday, 2-3 p.m., Pilgrim House, First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick; 729-7331.

CHRONIC PAIN sufferers and friends, first and third Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., Conference Room 3, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick; 725-7854.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS. Every Monday, 9 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 775-2132.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Mondays, 7 p.m., YMCA, Lewiston; 773-7867.

G.E.A.R. PARENT NETWORK for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Second Monday, 6:30 p.m., United Church of Christ Congregational, 150 Congress St., Bath. Call Lorelie Johnson, 832-4503 or 1-800-264-9224.

GRIEVING CHILDREN/TEENS program for children, teens and family members who have experienced loss through death. Age-appropriate “break-out” groups provided. 6-7:15 p.m., at United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Call 721-1357 for intial interview. Through June 25, 2012.

HORMONE THERAPY PROSTATE CANCER support group, sharing and learning from one another about our experiences with hormone therapy and dealing with aggressive forms of prostate cancer, 6-8 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland. Third Monday of month. Terry Kungel, 443-4300 or tkungel@hughes.net.

LOOK GOOD & FEEL BETTER, for women faced with appearance changes due to cancer treatment. Fourth Monday, American Cancer Society office, 1 Main St., Topsham; 373-3708.

MAINE HOME EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, information and support for home education. For meeting dates write: Maine Home Education Association, P.O. Box 421, Topsham, ME 04086. Call 800-520-0577.

MAINE PARENTS FOR GIFTED/TALENTED YOUTH, networking for Maine parents; monthly newsletter available. Call 642-3302 for information or a schedule of events.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, recovery from compulsive overeating; big book step study, open meeting; 5:30 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick; 729-7968.

PARENT support group, for parents of teens. Second and fourth Monday 6:30-8 p.m., Freeport Safety Building conference room. Call Sharon Antoniac at 829-5739 or Phoebe Prosky at 865-3396.

SINGLES support group for those single, widowed or divorced. Every Monday, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Center, 136 State St., Augusta. Web site www.wisduminc.org.

SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, noon-1:30 p.m., USM Campus; drop-in support group for adult females by Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine; 1-800-313-9900. Every Monday.

TUESDAY

ADULT GRIEF support group for individuals who have experienced loss through death. Second and fourth Tuesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., at CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Call 721-1357 for initial interview.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Church of the Nazarene, Lincoln and Centre streets, Bath, noon-1 p.m.; 442-7544.

ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA support group, 9:30-11 a.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick; first and second Tuesday; 729-8571.

AUTISM/ASPERGER SYNDROME Parent Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital conference room 3; second and fourth Tuesdays; 522-4339.

BALANCE-ME, for those with balance and vestibular disorders. Last Tuesday, HealthSouth, 12 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick. Call 386-1550 for times.

BREAST CANCER support group. Second and fourth Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; 774-2200.

BRUNSWICK SPECIAL EDUCATION resource group for parents, teachers and children with special needs. Last Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick; 725-4632 or 729-4648.

CANCER WELLNESS, for patients and families. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 1:30-3 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center medical office building, Isaacson Rooms, Lewiston; 795-7118.

CARDIAC support group, focuses on educational issues; third Tuesday, 2-3 p.m., RunningStart conference room, Medical Office Building, Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; 373-6362.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY, A Christ-centered recovery program to find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups and eating habits. LifeChurch, Bath Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath; 443-8798 or visit www.CelebrateRecovery.com.

COMMUNICATE AFTER STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, offering stroke survivors with communication difficulties an opportunity to exercise their communications skills, first and third Tuesday, 1-2 p.m., first floor conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; Dimitra Toothaker 373-6175. (September through May)

EPILEPSY support group, open to anyone interested in learning about epilepsy, first Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Feldspar Mill, Topsham. Call ahead to register: 505-0777.

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP (Leukemia Society of America), a facilitated support group for people with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or Hodgkin’s Disease and their families. First Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; 774-2200.

GRIEVING PARENTS peer support group for parents whose child has died (at any age). First and third Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. at CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick; 721-1357 for initial interview.

GUIDANCE IN GRIEVING, for loss through death; third Tuesday, 3-5 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, Chairman’s Room B; 795-2290.

GYNECOLOGICAL & BREAST CANCER GROUP will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St. (Route 1), South Portland; 774-2200.

LIVING SOBER. Noon, Stanford Hall, Church of the Nazarene, Centre and Lincoln streets, Bath; 442-7544.

LYMPHEDEMA support group, a facilitated support group for men and women who have either secondary or primary lymphedema, meets to share experiences and knowledge. Partners are encouraged to attend. Third Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; 774-2200.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY support group, 6 p.m., Central Square Baptist Church, 466 Stevens Ave., Portland.

NAR-ANON, for friends and family members of those with an addiction to drugs, 6:30 p.m., Dana Education Center, Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Street, Portland.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 7:30 p.m., Stanford Hall, Church of the Nazarene, Centre and Lincoln streets, Bath; 371-2140.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, noon, step study, Fellowship Room, United Congregational Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath; 729-3057.

PERSONS WITH EATING DISORDERS, 7 p.m. Call Cindy at 833-5243.

PROSTATE CANCER support group, for newly diagnosed or those well along the journey, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Medical Office Building, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick; partners encouraged; 373-6065. Third Tuesday.

PROSTATE CANCER support group, a facilitated support group for men with prostate cancer to give and receive support and share information. Partners are welcome and encouraged to join. Second Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200.

SUICIDE LOSS GRIEF support group, for adults who have lost someone to suicide. First and third Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick; 721-1357 for initial interview.

TOPS weight loss support group, 5:45-6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Middle Road, Woolwich; 443-6557.

WOMEN WITH CANCER, second Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m., board room, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick; 373-6540.

WRITING FOR WELLNESS, a support group to help cancer patients, their families and friends deal with the impact of the disease. First Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Rooms D and E, Central Maine Medical Center Conference and Education Center, Lewiston; 795-2290.

WEDNESDAY

ADULT GRIEF support group for individuals who have experienced loss through death. First and third Wednesays from 2-3:30 p.m. at Cadigan Lodge, The Highlands, 30 Governor’s Way, Topsham. Call 721-1357 for intial interview.

ALANON for families, relatives and friends of alcoholics, 10 a.m., basement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 333 Maine St., Brunswick. Call 1-800-498-1844.

ALANON for families, relatives and friends of alcoholics, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport (second floor). Call 749-7307.

CANCER SURVIVOR support group, second and fourth Wednesdays, 1 p.m., Wellness Conference Room at Parkview Adventist Medical Center; 725-4951.

CAREGIVER support group, 12:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick; third Wednesday; 729-8571.

DIVORCED PARENTS Support Group, six weeks, to focus on children’s needs, Bath. For fees, time, location and registration or information, call 780-5833.

DIVORCE PERSPECTIVES support group for people in the divorce process. Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland; 774-4357.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS. Every Wednesday, 9 a.m., Bath Police Department conference room, 250 Water St., Bath; Belita V. 512-5797 or Reina D. 504-2154.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS. Every Wednesday, 7 p.m., Topsham Medical Building/Community Educational Room, 4 Horton Place, Topsham; Sybille 841-9919.

G.E.A.R. PARENT NETWORK for parents with children with special needs, first Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mobius Community Center, 319 Main St., Damariscotta; 596-0124.

GOOD DAYS TOO!, sexual abuse group therapy. Separate sessions held for adult women and men; Topsham location. Call 729-5754 or write to Good Days Too! Inc., P.O. Box 251, Topsham, ME 04086.

GYNECOLOGICAL CANCERS support group, a facilitated support group for women with any type of gynecological cancer. Every other Wednesday, 3:30-5 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland, 774-2200.

LINCOLN COUNTY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Newcastle; 882-9877 or 882-7426. Third Wednesday.

LIVING WELL, DYING WELL, for those facing grief and loss; 6:30-8 p.m., first and third Wednesday. Based on Tibetan text. Call Max Jacobs 774-6251 or www.livingwelldyingwell.blogspot.com.

LOOK GOOD & FEEL BETTER, for women faced with appearance changes due to cancer treatment. Second Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m., Central Maine Medical Cancer Treatment Center in Lewiston. Call Diane Mulkhey at 795-2440.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS family support group for families with a mentally ill family member. Fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m., conference room, 81 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick. Call Valerie, 391-7956, or Tracy, 798-5891.

OPEN CANCER support group, a facilitated support group for people who have or have had cancer, and for their family and friends. Every Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; 774-2200.

PARENT TALK, for Lincoln County residents, every Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., at Healthy Kids!, 12 Elm St., Damariscotta. Call 563-1818.

PROSTATE CANCER support group. Last Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center Conference and Education Center, Lewiston; 795-2440.

RED HOT MAMAS, menopause management. Second Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Chairmen’s Rooms, 12 High St., Medical Office Building, Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston; 795-2633.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), weigh-in 8:30-9:15 a.m., meeting follows. Seventh-day Adventist Church, Maine Street, Brunswick. Men, women and children welcome; 353-8204.

WEEKLY CANCER Support Group. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; 774-2200.

YOUNGER WIDOWED Support Group, for men and women under the age of 60 who have experienced the death of a spouse within the last three years. Eight meetings in the evenings. Small donations accepted. Call Susan 846-5285.

THURSDAY

CANCER SUPPORT group, for people coping with a cancer diagnosis. Second Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. at Central Maine Medical Center’s Cancer Treatment Center in Lewiston; 795-2440.

CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, Second Thursday, 2-3 p.m., Running Start Conference Room, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick; 373-6367.

DEMENTIA, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, for friends and families to share frustrations and successes. Third Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center conference room, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick; 373-4656.

FAMILY DAY CARE Support Group for Bath-Brunswick area providers. Third Thursday, 6:45 p.m., Bath-Brunswick Child Care Services, Inc., 44 Water St., Brunswick; 389-1730.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS. Every Thursday, 9 a.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport; 775-2132.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland; 773-7867.

G.E.A.R. PARENT NETWORK, for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. Third Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Bristol Consolidated School. Call Lorelie Johnson at 832-4503 or 1-800-264-9224.

GRIEVING CHILDREN AND TEENS, eight-week programs for 3- to 18-year-olds, Thursdays, 96 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Call 1-800-482-7412 ext. 115.

LIVING WITH LOSS, six weekly sessions, 1:30-3 p.m., Parkview Adventist Medical Center, Brunswick. To register, call 729-1641 ext. 249.

LYMPHOMA support group, a facilitated support group for people with lymphoma. Every other Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland; 774-2200.

MENDED HEARTS for heart-disease patients and families, 7 p.m., Turning Point Heart Health Program, 96 Campus Drive, Scarborough; first Thursday; 767-7083.

MIRACLES IN PROGRESS, an Al-Anon family group, Thursday, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, Washington St., Bath; 442-9463.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, every Thursday, 7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, Congress Ave., Bath; 1-800-974-0062.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, recovery for compulsive over/under eating,7 p.m., (newcomers welcome), library, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 443-4630.

PET LOSS support group following the death of a pet or in anticipation of a pet’s death. CHANS Hospice and Volunteers, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick; 721-1357.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6-8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Maine Street, Brunswick; men, women and teens welcome; 373-2170.

FRIDAY

ALANON, for families, friends and relatives of alcoholics; noon, Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Call 1-800-498-1844.

BRUNSWICK STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, facilitated education and support for stroke survivors and caregivers, first Friday, 1-3 p.m., board room of Mid Coast Hospital, Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; Jo Dumdey 725-2770. Meets September through June.

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, fellowship of recovering codependents, 7 p.m., Dresden-Richmond Methodist Church, Richmond.

CONSUMER COUNCIL OF MAINE, Brunswick Local Council, represents consumers of mental health services and provides voice in shaping public policy and mental health services throughout the state, 1-3 p.m., Parkview Adventist Hospital board room, 329 Maine St., Brunswick. Third Friday of month.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS. Every Friday, 6 p.m., Bath Police Department conference room. 250 Water St., Bath; Pam C. 442-7551 or Kate V. 441-1550.

MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY. Last Fridays, 7 p.m., True North, 202 Route 1, Suite 200, Falmouth; 386-0011, 846-5923. Do not wear fragrances. 

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP, Lepage Small Conference Room, St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, first Friday; call 1-866-988-0991.

S.N.A.P. (Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests), support group for men and women healing from sexual abuse by clergy; nondenominational and confidential. Third Friday. Call 934-1629, 946-7768 or 774-5025.

SATURDAY

ALANON, for families, friends and relatives of alcoholics, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 353-3254.

ASE-ME, Adoption Search Consultants of Maine. First Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Room 403, Luther Bonney Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland; $5; Call Sybil J. Coombs, 646-4258.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS, 9 a.m., Conference Room 1 and 2, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; 775-2132.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, for gamblers who want to recover, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 338 Pine St. Lewiston. Call 782-7270 after 9 p.m.

MS IN ACTION, Bath/Brunswick area, (brunch) 10:30 a.m., Topsham Fair Mall Café; open to patients, family members and friends; 729-3611. Fourth Saturday.

S.I.A. (Survivors of Incest Anonymous), recovery, fellowship and hope, 9:30-11 a.m., St. Andrew’s Church, Glidden St., Newcastle.

SUNDAY

ADULT ADOPTEES, adoptive parents, birth parents and those whose lives are touched by adoption, second Sunday, 1-3 p.m., Mae’s Cafe. 160 Centre St., Bath; 443-9876.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 11 a.m., Conference Room 1, G-107, Mid Coast Hospital; 373-6585.

C.O.A.C.H. (Children of a Christian Heritage) parent support group. Second Sunday. North Woolwich Methodist Church, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 737-9076.

EHLERS-DANLOS NATIONAL FOUNDATION, for members, those who may be affected and any concerned. Third Sunday. Call Nancy Ruff, 783-6841, for date, location and carpooling.

FAMILIES OF ASTHMATICS support group, 7 p.m., first Sunday, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, 329 Maine St., Brunswick.

MAINE CHAPTER of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide, Room 113, State House Office Building, Augusta. Call John Poor, 829-4296.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, recovery from compulsive overeating group with varied format, 9 a.m., medical office building conference room, 123 Medical Drive, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. Call 729-3149.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE support group for those with PD and their care partners, 1:30-3 p.m., fourth Sunday. Cafe Conference Room, medical office building, Mid Coast Hospital. Call 373-6585. Meets September through June.

SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous), 7-8:30 p.m., Brunswick; Call 774-4357 for location.

VEGETARIAN support group, 6-8 p.m. First Sunday. Brunswick location; a physician and samples of vegetarian dishes for healthy eating/living. Call 725-2211 for location. 

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