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POSTED: February 4, 2013 12:03 p.m.

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

Addictions

Al-Anon. Noon and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 8 p.m. Sundays, 781 Green St., Gainesville. Monica, 404-553-4916.

Al-Anon. 9 a.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Church. 439 S. Park St., Dahlonega. 706-867-6869.

Al-Anon. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dawsonville United Methodist Church, 94 Mills Ford Road, Dawsonville.

Al-Anon Serenity Seekers. 4 p.m. Mondays, Lanier Village Estates, intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Price Road. 678-450-3000.

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 — Chestatee group. Meetings every day at noon and 6:30 p.m., 9 a.m. Sundays. Intersection of Warhill Road and Dawsonville Highway. For information call 770-983-3057.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Gainesville Classic Group. 5:30 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. Sunday, St. Luke Church, 113 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-540-1010.

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

Celebrate Recovery. Christian-based recovery group; gender specific; child care is provided. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-532-6307.

Celebrate Recovery. Christ-centered recovery group; gender specific; child care is provided. 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 6:30 p.m. Coffee-house, Lifepoint Church, 1537 Pine Valley Road, Gainesville. 770-534-2888, www.lifepointgainesville.com.

Celebrate Recovery. Christ-centered recovery group; gender specific; child care is provided. 7 p.m. Mondays, Concord Baptist Church, 640 Main St., Clermont. 770-983-7272.

Celebrate Recovery. Christian-based recovery group; gender specific; child care is provided. 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Blackshear Place Baptist Church, 3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch. 770-534-7058.

Celebrate Recovery. 6-10 p.m. Thursdays, Chestnut Mountain Church, 4903 Chestnut Mountain Circle, Flowery Branch. Meal at 6 p.m. followed by large group and small group fellowship time. Child care is provided. 770-967-3197.

Emotions Anonymous. 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Sundays at Laurelwood Hospital, 200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville. 770-531-3800.

Narcotics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Mondays; 11:30 a.m. Fridays. Halt Club basement, 817 Holly Drive, Gainesville. 706-974-9990.

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

Narcotics Anonymous. 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; Laurelwood, 200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville. 706-974-9990.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Clermont Community Center, 6008 Highway 129, Clermont. 706-974-9990.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7 p.m. Sundays; noon Mondays; 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; United Bethel Church, 100 Lumpkin Campground Road, Dawsonville.

Narcotics Anonymous. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. McEver United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 706-974-9990.

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

Reformers Unanimous. 7 p.m. Fridays, Bible Baptist Church, 145 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-503-4784 or 770-534-2456.

Serenity House of Buford Inc. Alcoholic recovery programs. 12:15 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. 4295 Ga. 20, Suite 1 D, Buford. 770-932-9064.

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

Diet, weight

Overeaters Anonymous. 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Laurelwood, 200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville. 770-531-3800.

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, 975 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 14, Gainesville. 800-651-6000 or www.weightwatchers.com.

Grief

Bereaved Parents of the USA, Northeast Georgia chapter. 7 p.m. third Thursdays. Open to those who have lost a child, grandchild or siblings. Contact Bill Patterson for locations, 770-402-5294, moreinfo@negabpusa.com.

Bereavement Group. 1 p.m. each Sunday in the parlor at First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-0136.

GriefShare Recovery Support Group. 6-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Room 209B, at First Baptist Church, 751 Green St., Gainesville. Call Kurt Schuler, 770-533-4505.

Good G.R.I.E.F. Giving Resources Individually and Enjoying Friends, for widows and widowers. Call Billy Hendrix, 678-617-2760.

Pet Loss Support Group. Aiken-Harrison Conference Room, Adoption Center, Humane Society of Hall County, 845 W. Ridge Road, Gainesville. 770-532-6617.

Grief Education Group. 10-11:30 a.m. first and third Tuesdays. Eight sessions Feb. 5 through May 7. Group limited to 10 participants. Facilitated by Bereavement Coordinator Susan Collins. United Hospice of Gainesville, 700 S. Enota St., Suite 202, Gainesville. Free. RSVP to 770-297-1970.

Grief Support Group. 5-6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays beginning Feb. 5. Group limited to 10 participants. Facilitated by Bereavement Coordinator Susan Collins. United Hospice of Gainesville, 700 S. Enota St., Suite 202, Gainesville. Free. RSVP to 770-297-1970.

Post Abortion Support & Treatment (PAST Class) for women. Call Choices during business hours at 770-535-1413, email office@choicespregnancy.org, or visit www.choicespregnancypartners.org

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

Relationships

Adolescent young men’s sexual recovery support group. Access Christian Counseling, 101 Pilgrim Village Drive, Cumming. Call Jeffrey Stull, 770-888-7754.

Caregivers’ support group. 4-5:30 p.m. Second Thursday of each month. The Guest House, 320 Tower Heights Road, Gainesville. 770-535-1487.

Care Giver Support Group. 7 p.m. second Mondays in the dogwood meeting room at McEver Road United Methodist, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-3160.

Care for Care Givers, Oakwood. 7 p.m. second Thursdays. McEver Road United Methodist Church, 3606 McEver Road, Oakwood. 770-532-3160, www.mceverumc.org

Divorcecare ministry class. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fountain of Faith Worship Center, 6028 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. 770-572-6152.

Divorce Recovery. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Lake House at First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville, 770-532-0136.

The Gainesville District Office of the United Methodist Children’s Home. Provides free parenting, educational counseling, financial aid, foster care services, diapers/wipes and other donated items to families who are in need. 604 Washington St., Suite A-6, Gainesville. 770-531-3063, www.umchildrenshome.org.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Relatives Raising Nieces and Nephews. 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Mondays, Habersham County Senior Center. Contact Julia Jessee, 770-538-2650.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Relatives Raising Nieces and Nephews. 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Wednesdays, The Legacy Shoppe, Lakeshore Mall, 150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville. Call Julia Jessee, 770-538-2650, or Jenise Proctor, 770-503-3330.

Help for Women Bullied at Work or Church. Dates and place to be determined. helpforthebullied@yahoo.com.

Infidelity support group. For women seeking emotional healing following infidelity. Meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7–8 p.m. at Choices Pregnancy Care Center, 434 Green St. Place NE. isggainesville@yahoo.com.

MOMS Club of Gainesville. 10 a.m. first Tuesdays, Family Life Center, behind the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

Mothers of Preschoolers. Moms can call for child care reservations. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. second Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 706-867-1573 or www.gainesvillemops.com.

Mothers of Preschoolers. 9:30 a.m.-noon first and third Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Gainesville. 678-677-8066 or coordinator@fbcgmops.org.

Gwinnett Area Mommies. Online group with monthly playdates and support meetings. www.GwinnettAreaMommies.com.

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

Operation Patriot’s Call. For the families of local U.S. Army troops in Charlie Company. 4 p.m. Thursdays, 153 Alta Vista Road, Gainesville.

Parenting support group (English-speaking). Sponsored by Family TIES — Gainesville, for parents who have children ages from infancy to 17. Learn coping skills, new discipline techniques, anger management and managing stress. 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 770-287-3071.

Parenting support group (Spanish-speaking). Parenting Support Group (Spanish Speaking). Sponsored by Family TIES — Gainesville, for parents who have children ages from infancy to 17. Learn coping skills, new discipline techniques, anger management and managing stress. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 404-452-4803.

Spouses of sexual betrayal support group for women. Access Christian Counseling, 101 Pilgrim Village Drive, Cumming. Call Jeffrey Stull, 770-888-7754.

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. Call Victor Lamar Johnson, 770-531-0046.

Women’s sexual recovery support group. Access Christian Counseling, 101 Pilgrim Village Drive, Cumming. Call Jeffrey Stull, 770-888-7754. Encourage Me support group for single moms. Dinner, childcare provided. 6:30 p.m. first Tuesday of each month, Lakewood Baptist Church, Thompson Bridge Road. E-mail Jessica Hart, hartjn@yahoo.com or call 770-535-1413.

Health, disease

Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group. 10-11:30 a.m., first Tuesdays. First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive NE, Gainesville. Contact Roger Ray at 678-936-9764, or ray5023@gmail.com.

Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver support group. 10:30-11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays. Free, confidential, safe environment for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s. 360 Oak St., Suite A, Gainesville. For more information, call Debbie Powell or Dana Chapman at 770-535-1487.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Luncheon Program. Noon to 1 p.m. third Tuesdays, Bentley Center, 135 Hoyt St., Athens. 706-549-4850, eanthony@accaging.org or cboozer@accaging.org.

Asperger’s Syndrome support group. 7-8:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Rooms 1 and 2 on the third floor, Barrow Regional Medical Center, 316 N. Broad St., Winder. Marcia Singson, 770-307-0672, or www.georgiaaspergersorganization.org.

Breast cancer support group. 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. NE. 770-538-7210.

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. Call Reita Snipes, 706-864-1708, or Jessie Souther, 706-864-6696.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Lunch Bunch. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. second Thursdays, 4293 Skyline View, Oakwood. Call Vicki Castleberry, 770-535-8331 or 678-315-9216.

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

Breastfeeding support group. 12:30-2 p.m. second Tuesdays, White County Library conference room. Contact Liane Varnes at 706-969-0999 or elvarnes@yahoo.com; or Alisa Weakley at 706-200-6651 or alisaweakley@yahoo.com.

Breastfeeding support group. 12:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Cleveland Library; 6 p.m. third Thursdays, First Baptist Church, Cleveland; 11:30 a.m. every second to last Monday, Dahlonega Library. Open to all moms. Call Amanda Bales at 770-530-7138.

Burn survivors support group. 7:30-9 p.m. first Tuesdays, Suite A-2, 621 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-287-1356 or 770-983-3593.

Cancer support group, 6:30 p.m. first Monday each month in Room M308 at First Presbyterian Church, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. 770-532-0136

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

Cancer support group. 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Stephens County Senior Center, Toccoa. 706-886-4740.

Celebrate Recovery. Hurts, habits or hang-ups. KJV Bible-based. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Refreshments. 28 Industrial Blvd., Cleveland. 770-900-5110 or 678-677-6352.

Diabetes support group. 11 a.m. third Thursdays, Blue Ridge Room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Lanier Park campus. 770-219-0966 or www.northeastgeorgiamedicalcenter.

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

GA Galt support group. For anyone suffering from the metabolic disorder galactosemia. Join at gagalt.webs.com.

Gainesville Parkinson’s support group. 11 a.m. first and third Thursdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church. 770-532-8849 or 678-546-5455.

The Greater Hall County Area Chapter of the Visually Impaired. 10:30 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month September through June. Activity Room at Smoky Springs Retirement, 940 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. Support group hosts speakers who share information and resources for the visually impaired. For more information and directions, call 770-535-8349.

HIV/AIDS education and prevention seminar. 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Boys & Girls Clubs, Gainesville. 770-297-7755.

Mended Hearts of Northeast Georgia. For heart patients and caretakers. 10:30 a.m. third Thursdays every month except December with light lunch following meet, Auxiliary Conference Room, Northeast Georgia Medical Center. 678-450-9223, www.nghs.com/mendedhearts.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Family Support Group. 7-8:30 p.m. second and last Tuesdays. Room 208, First Baptist Church, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville. 678-936-5295; Family to Family 12-class course call 678-989-9653.

North Georgia Women Surviving Cancer Support Group. 11 a.m. every third Saturday of the month. Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Free. 770-536-2341.

Nursing Mothers support group. 12:30 p.m. second Wednesdays in the conference room at the Cleveland branch of the White County Library. Contact Liane Varnes, 706-969-0999 or elvarnes@yahoo.com.

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

Lake Country Shakers Parkinsons support group. 11 a.m. first and third Thursdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Washington Street, Gainesville. 770-967-0161 or 678-546-5455.

Parkinsons support group, Blairsville. 3 p.m. second Wednesdays, January - November, Cadence Bank, Blairsville. 706-747-2183.

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



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