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 – Greater Bangor Area Amputee Support Group, 6-7 p.m. fourth Wednesday, Vascular Care of Maine, off second level of parking garage, Eastern Maine Medical Center. Chad Thompson, 827-4233.
BANGOR – Bipolar support group, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Osprey Room, Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Darrell, 989-0688.
BANGOR – Bone Health Information and Discussion Group, “Exercises for Bone Health” with physical therapist Christy Stout, 10 a.m. Oct. 19, Bangor Y, Second Street. Robin Long, 941-2808, Ext. 338.
BANGOR – Breast cancer support group, Encore Plus, Bangor Y, 17 Second St. 941-2808.
BANGOR – Chronic fatigue syndrome: recovery, not just coping, CFS-CFIDS-ME, myalgic encephalomyeletis, a neuro-endocrine-immune dysfunction, support group. Audrey, 262-5511, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 – 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 – First Step Pregnancy Resource Center, support services, options counseling, free and confidential, 263 State St. 942-1611.
BANGOR – Free Indeed Ministries, for adults struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction. Sponsored by Bangor Baptist Church. 680-2045.
BANGOR – La Leche League, 10 a.m. fourth Wednesday, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. May bring babies, toddlers. Melanie Kollman, 942-2362; Cindy Blease, 866-2177.
BANGOR – Maine Action Coalition, advocacy group for people with physical disabilities, noon-2 p.m. third Saturday, Kenduskeag Terraces, 117 Court St. Family and friends welcome. Denny, 942-9126, or Greg, 942-9111.
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 – 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. Child care provided. 947-6576.
BANGOR – Mothers & More, Greater Bangor Chapter, for those who want intellectual stimulation, parenting support, playgroups and fun, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, fourth Thursdays, Conference Room 2D, EMMC. Connie, 947-4038; www.bangormothersandmore.org.
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 – 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 – Passages, for bone marrow, stem cell transplant recipients, 5:30-7 p.m. last Tuesdays, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 973-7476.
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 – Safe Place, a support 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 – 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 – 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.