BANGOR AREA – Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, for those who have a desire to stop drinking, AA hot line, (800) 737-6237, or www.aamaine.org.
BANGOR-BUCKSPORT AREA – Al-Anon meetings, for family and friends of problem drinkers; beginners encouraged. Al-Anon, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, 40 Main St., Brewer (beginners, 5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays); 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Orland Town Hall, School House Road, Orland; 8 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St., Bangor. 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, St. Joseph Hospital, 358 Broadway, 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.
BANGOR – Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, 7 p.m. second and last Thursdays, Westgate Manor, 750 Union St.
BANGOR – Bangor Area Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group, second Thursday, Mason Auditorium, EMMC. Social time, 6 p.m. Deborah Lipsky, email@example.com.
BANGOR – Bipolar support group, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Osprey Room, Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Darrell, 989-0688.
BANGOR – Celiac sprue support group, 7 p.m. third Tuesday, St. Francis board room, old firehouse across from St. Joseph Hospital, Center Street. Ann, 827-2733.
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 and Fridays; New Beginnings meeting for beginners, 6 p.m. Fridays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. 862-5448.
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 – First Step Pregnancy Resource Center, support services, options counseling, free and confidential, 263 State St. 942-1611.
BANGOR – GEAR Parent Network, support to parents of children with emotional and behavioral needs, 1 p.m. first Tuesday, 6 p.m. third Tuesday, Wings office, 900 Hammond St. Helen, 564-3361, (800) 264-9224.
BANGOR – Greater Bangor Mothers & More, for those who have altered career paths to care for their children, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, fourth Thursdays, Conference Room 2D, EMMC. Connie, 947-4038; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR – Heart valve support group, 10 a.m. second Thursdays, vascular care room, EMMC. Louise, 825-4443.
BANGOR – Maine Kids-Kin, 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. Info, www.mainekids-kin.org
BANGOR – Bangor-MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, nurtures mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Room 8, Bangor Baptist Church. Childcare provided. 947-6576.
BANGOR – My Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, support services and options for pregnant and parenting women. (800) 773-9595.
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. Saturdays, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 973-7088.
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.; 7 p.m. Sunday, second-floor conference room, St. Joseph Hospital, 360 Broadway; 973-6815; 5:30 p.m. Thursday (note time change), Cardiac Wellness Center, EMMC, second level parking garage. 989-4902.
BANGOR – Parents who have lost a child, grief support group, led by trained facilitators, 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, family center at Brookings-Smith Funeral Home, 133 Center St. Audrey, 942-2670; Pat, 942-6440; or Judy, 326-9369.
BANGOR – Parkinson, Greater Bangor Area Support Group, 2 p.m. third Sundays, Osprey Room, Acadia Hospital. Family members,
BANGOR – Recovery Support Group, free facilitated group for alcoholic, addicted and codependent recovery, 1:30-3 p.m. Mondays, Center for Holistic Recovery, 6 State St., Suite 611. 942-7701.
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 – 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.-noon Wednesdays, CancerCare of Maine, EMMC. 973-7476.
BANGOR – Time and Money Debtors Anonymous, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church library, French Street. 942-3313.
BANGOR – Twins support group, for parents of twins, 7 p.m. first Thursday, Forsyth Conference Room, EMMC; email@example.com.
BANGOR – WomenHeart Support Network for women with heart disease, 6 p.m. second Tuesday, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. 285-7592; 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 Delores, 990-5089.
OLD TOWN – Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. fourth Monday, 294 Center St., Suite 1. Bette, 827-2331, e-mail email@example.com
ORONO – Starting Over, a nondenominational support group helping those living single by sharing similar experiences, all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Orono Methodist Church, Oak Street. 947-1124, 947-2427.