BANGOR AREA – Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, for those who have a desire to stop drinking, AA hot line, (800) 737-6237, or www.aamaine.org.
BREWER – Al-Anon meetings, for family and friends of problem drinkers; beginners encouraged. Beginners, 5:30 p.m.; Al-Anon, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 40 Main St., Brewer. Ron, 843-5058, or (800) 498-1844.
BANGOR AREA – Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Bangor: TOPS 311, weigh-in 4:15-5:15 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. 990-9370 or 852-9061. Brewer: TOPS 279, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Tuesdays, VFW Hall, 235 Center St. 989-6523 or 989-1911; Bradley: TOPS 251, weigh-in 4:30 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Bradley Baptist Church; 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, Penobscot River House, 120 Main St. Stephanie, 852-5841, or Helen, 942-1180; Orrington: TOPS 48, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Mondays, town office. 989-7176 or 989-7224; Stillwater: TOPS 229, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Thursdays, Federated Church, Bennoch Road. Martha, 827-6098; Dolores, 394-3072.
BANGOR – ALS support group,(amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), 1-3 p.m. third Thursday, OHI, 25 Freedom Parkway, Hermon. May 19, “Adjusting to Swallowing Difficulties,” video and discussion, “How to Take Care of the Caregiver.” Liz Irvine, 942-0919.
BANGOR – Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, 7 p.m. second and last Thursdays, Westgate Manor, 750 Union St.
BANGOR – Bipolar support group, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 5, Osprey Room, Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Debbie, 745-8769.
BANGOR – Bone Health Information and Discussion Group, “Nutrition and Bone Health” with Katherine Musgrave, 6 p.m. May 18; “Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement,” 10 a.m. May 26, Bangor Y, Second Street. Robin Long, 941-2808.
BANGOR – Breast cancer support group, Encore Plus, YWCA, 17 Second St. 941-2808.
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. May 10, educational issues for children and adolescents with ADHD. Barry Rubin, 990-1555.
BANGOR – Bangor STD clinics, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays. HIV testing and hepatitis C testing by appointment. Clinics $40, no one turned away for inability to pay. 947-0700.
BANGOR – Codependents Anonymous, for developing healthy relationships, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays, Hammond Street Congregational Church.
BANGOR – Community bereavement support group, 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Brookings-Smith Family Center, Center Street. 262-1810 or 843-7521.
BANGOR – Confidential support group for those working to gain freedom from compulsion to use pornography, Men for Freedom. Info, Bangor Baptist Church, 947-6576.
BANGOR – Diabetes support group, sponsored by St. Joseph Healthcare, 1 p.m. first Thursdays, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Building 1, 900 Broadway. Staff facilitators. May 5, Brendan Shea, “Managing Diabetes around Meals.” 262-1836.
BANGOR – Eating disorders support group, anorexia and bulimia, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Sheri, 973-6064.
BANGOR – Family caregiver support and education group, 3-4:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Eastern Agency on Aging, 450 Essex St. Gail Drasby, 941-2865, or (800) 432-7812.
BANGOR – Family Connections, 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.
BANGOR – Greater Bangor Mothers and More, for those who have altered career paths to care for their children, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, fourth Thursdays, Bangor Theological Seminary. April 28, “Composting and Recycling” with Jerry Hughes. Bonnie, 945-0234; email@example.com.
BANGOR – Men’s drop-in group, those questioning their sexuality, HIV-AIDS issues, 6 p.m. first and third Thursdays, sponsored by Eastern Maine AIDS Network. 990-3626.
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 – NAMI support group for family and friends of those with mental illness, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Osprey Room, Acadia Hospital, Stillwater Avenue. Nancy, 223-5686.
BANGOR – Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 945-0223.
BANGOR – Nicotine Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, conference room 2, Maine Veterans Home, Hogan Road. 843-7563.
BANGOR – Bangor Outright, for people 22 and under and their supporters, sexuality issues, 6 p.m. first and third Mondays, sponsored by EM AIDS Network. 990-3626.
BANGOR – Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Monday, Building 1, St. Joseph Healthcare Park, 900 Broadway; noon Thursday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.; 4 p.m. Sunday, second-floor conference room, St. Joseph Hospital, 360 Broadway. 973-6815. Hampden: 7 p.m. Thursdays, St. Matthew’s Church, 70 Western Ave. Susan, 862-3975.
BANGOR – Pregnancy Support Services, My Choice, (800) 773-9595. Options counseling. Confidential and free.
BANGOR – Prostate “Us Too,” for men who have had prostate cancer, and their loved ones, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Room 2D, EMMC. 973-7476.
BANGOR – Safe Place, a 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 – Spinal Cord Injury and Other Physical Disabilities Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. first Thursday, Alpha One, 1048 Union St. Family and friends welcome. May 5, “What’s New in Medicare” with Stacie Sparkman, Eastern Agency on Aging. Fred, 827-7367; Gaelen, 942-6720.
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 – Support group for cancer survivors, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, CancerCare of Maine, EMMC. 973-7476.
BANGOR – Teen Recovery, open to teens ages 13-20 recovering from substance abuse, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, back entrance. 941-1639, ext. 203.
BANGOR – Twins support group, for parents of twins, 7 p.m. first Thursday, Forsyth Conference Room, EMMC; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR – Women of Promise, support and activity group for women dealing with mental issues, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, First Baptist Church, 56 Center St. Marjorie, 947-0683, or Elaine, 827-0311.
ORONO – Starting Over, a group for those who have or are experiencing the end of a relationship, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Orono Methodist Church, 7 Oak St. Dancing, movies, theater; potluck dinner 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays. 945-9326, 947-2427, 866-4605.