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POSTED: October 15, 2007 5:04 a.m.

The following is a list of support groups that regularly meet in the Hall County area. These meetings are free to the public, though some may require registration or membership.

Addictions

Al-Anon. Noon and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. Fridays, 781 Green St., Gainesville, (770) 534-3777.

Al-Anon. 9 a.m. Saturdays. Unitarian Universalist Church. 439 S. Park St. Dahlonega, (706) 867-6869.

Al-Ateen/Nar-Ateen. 8 p.m., Tuesdays, 781 Green St., Gainesville, (770) 534-3777.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays; noon, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; noon, 8 p.m. and midnight Fridays; 7:30 a.m., noon, 8 p.m. and midnight Saturdays. 781 Green St., Gainesville. For closed meetings schedule, call (770) 534-3777.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, Laurelwood, 200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville, (770) 531-3800.

Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, St. Luke Church, Gainesville, (770) 983-3057.

Adult Children of Alcoholics and/or other dysfunctional families. 7 p.m. Mondays at St. Luke Church, 113 Washington St. N.W., Gainesville. (404) 432-5512.

Celebrate Recovery. A to Z Christian-based recovery group for your hurts, habits and hang-ups; gender specific. Child care is provided. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays with a step study following at 6:30 p.m., Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, (770) 532-6307.

Emotions Anonymous. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Laurelwood Hospital, 200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville, (770) 531-3800.

The Hole in the Wall Group of Gainesville. 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays; 5:30 and 8 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m. Sundays; St. Luke Church, Gainesville. Contact Danella H., (770) 535-1255.

Nar-Anon. 8 p.m. Sundays, 781 Green St., Gainesville, (770) 534-3777.

Narcotics Anonymous. 6:30 and 8 p.m. Sundays; 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 781 Green St., Gainesville, (770) 534-3777.

Narcotics Anonymous, Addicts in the Attic. 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 1137 Ridge Road (upstairs), Gainesville, (770) 287-7249.

Veterans and Community Outreach Program. 7/12-step program, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Veterans Community C.C. Cloud Center, 996 Athens Highway, Suite E, Gainesville, (770) 531-0046.

Diet, weight

Obesity Support group meeting. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Gainesville Civic Center, Sidney Lanier Room. Sponsored by ObesitySolutions.

Public information lectures on weight loss surgery. 9-10:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Gainesville Civic Center, Sidney Lanier Room; 6:30-8 p.m. third Wednesdays, Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lanier Park campus, Blue Ridge Room, Gainesville. Both sessions presented by ObesitySolutions. (770) 534-0110.

Weight Watchers. 5:45 p.m. Mondays; 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Fridays; 8 and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, 250 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Washington Street Commons, Gainesville. (800) 651-6000.

Grief

Bereaved Parents of the USA, Northeast Georgia Chapter. 7 p.m. third Thursdays, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St., Gainesville. Contact Bill Patterson at (770) 402-5294 or (770) 532-0478.

Educational Bereavement Support Group. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Led by Tom Fish at Premier Hospice of Georgia. Gainesville and Hall County Community Service Center, 430 Prior St., Suite 200, Gainesville, (770) 533-4422 or (800) 533-4422.

Grief support group. Noon fourth Tuesdays, Gainesville Community Center, 430 Prior St., Gainesville, (770) 533-4422.

Grief Support Group, sponsored by Compassionate Hospice. 7 to 8:30 p.m. every other Wednesday for a total of nine sessions, which began Sept. 5. Rubicon Building, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 112, (678) 717-0969.

Helping Other Parents Endure, Prenatal Loss Support Group. 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, (770) 531-3881, ext. 2035.

LIFT support group for widows and widowers. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays. Contact Billy Hendrix, (770) 534-5201.

Regency Hospice. Support through "Dining with Friends" program, third Fridays at Gusben’s Restaurant, 137 Hodges St., Cornelia. (888) 603-1303.

Widowed persons volunteer aides. 5:15 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Community Service Center, (770) 536-0072.

Relationships

Girl Talk. 7-8:30 p.m. Girls talk about issues they face, learn from each other and have fun together. Last Tuesdays, Gainesville Care Center, 434 Green Street Place, Gainesville, (770) 535-1413.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Relatives Raising Nieces and Nephews. 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Mondays, Habersham County Senior Center. Coffee, muffins and juice will be served. Contact Julia Jessee, (770) 538-2650.

Mothers of Pre-schoolers. Moms can call for child care reservations. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, (706) 867-1573.

Newborn parenting. 6:30-9:30 p.m. second Mondays of every other month, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, (770) 535-3357.

Parenting support group (English-speaking). 6:30 p.m. Mondays (call for location). Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse — Gainesville, for parents having difficulty with discipline, child development, child abuse and parental stress. (770) 287-3071.

Parenting support group (Spanish-speaking). 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays (call for location). Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse — Gainesville, for parents having difficulty with discipline, child development, child abuse and parental stress. (770) 287-3071.

Teen Parent Support Group. 6 p.m. Wednesdays, The Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation and C.C. Cloud Youth Center, 996 Athens Highway, Suite E, Gainesville. Contact Victor Lamar Johnson, (770) 531-0046.

Health, disease

Alzheimers support group. 2:30-3:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, The Guest House, 320 Tower Heights Road, Gainesville, (770) 535-1487.

Breast cancer support group. 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Gainesville Civic Center, Green Street, (770) 538-7210.

Breast cancer support group. 5:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Central Baptist Church, Gainesville. Enter in back of church on South Bradford Street. Contact Luell Roper, (678) 546-5455 or Gwen Smith, (770) 532-0617.

Breast cancer support group. Includes newly diagnosed or longtime survivors. 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Dahlonega Community House, 111 Park St. N. Corner of Hawkins Street and Park Street North. Contact Reita Snipes, (706) 864-1708 or Jessie Souther, (706) 864-6696.

Breast cancer survivors’ support group. 6:30-8 p.m. third Tuesdays, 4293 Skyline View, Oakwood. Contact Vicki Castleberry, (770) 535-8331 or (678) 315-9216.

Breastfeeding support meetings. 11 a.m. second Thursdays, Hall County Health Department, (770) 531-5600.

Cancer support group. 7 p.m., second Monday, Radiation Therapy Waiting area-Outpatient Services Building, (ground floor) Northeast Georgia Medical Center, (770) 535-3563.

Diabetes support group. 10 a.m. third Thursdays, Blue Ridge Room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lanier Park campus; 7 p.m. third Thursdays Private Dining Room B, main campus cafeteria, Gainesville, (770) 531-3899.

The Gainesville Lake Country Shakers. First and third Thursdays at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Contact Bob and Marie Bridges, (770) 532-8849 or Ray and Louell Roper, (678) 546-5455.

Gainesville Parkinson’s Support Group. 11 a.m. first and third Thursdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church. Contact (770) 532-8849 or (678) 546-5455.

HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Seminar. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Boys & Girls Clubs, Gainesville, (770) 297-7755.

Insulin pump support group. 7 p.m. every other third Tuesday, Blue Ridge Room, Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lanier Park campus, White Sulphur Road, (770) 531-3899.

National Alliance on Mental Illness. 6:30 p.m. Mondays for 12 weeks, which began Sept. 17. Classes designed for families of those with severe mental illnesses. Will cover possible causes, treatments and coping skills as well as provide support. Room 241, First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St. N.W., (770) 532-8713.

Post Abortion Support and Treatment. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, (770) 535-1245.

Parkinson’s support group. 11 a.m. first and third Thursdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Washington Street, Gainesville, (770) 532-8848.

Thyroid support group. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Room ED3-1, third floor, Ocie Pope Building, Gainesville. Contact Deborah, (770) 965-9224.



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