August 19, 2019

Support groups

BANGOR AREA – Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, for those who have a desire to stop drinking, AA hot line, (800) 737-6237, or

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 – 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,

BANGOR – Best Beginnings breast-feeding support group, 10-11:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Grant 7 solarium. Babies welcome. 973-8673.

BANGOR – Children and adults with attention deficit disorder support group, 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Bangor Family Counseling, 96 Harlow St., Suite 7. Barry Rubin, 990-1555. Free fact sheets available.

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 – Community bereavement support group, 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Brookings-Smith Family Center, Center Street. 262-1810 or 843-7521.

BANGOR – Diabetes support group, sponsored by St. Joseph Healthcare, 1 p.m. first Thursdays, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, Building 1, 900 Broadway. Staff facilitators. 262-1836.

BANGOR – First Step Pregnancy Resource Center, support services, options counseling, free and confidential, 263 State St. 942-1611.

BANGOR – Heart valve support group, 10 a.m. second Thursdays, vascular care room, EMMC. Louise, 825-4443.

BANGOR – Interstitial cystitis support group, education and open discussion, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Forsythe Room, EMMC. Family and friends welcome. 825-4457.

BANGOR – Mothers & More, Greater Bangor Chapter, for those who want intellectual stimulation, parenting support, play groups and fun, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, fourth Thursdays, Room 2D, EMMC. Connie,; 947-4038.

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 – Parkinson, Greater Bangor Area Support Group, 2 p.m. third Sundays, Osprey Room, Acadia Hospital. NO MEETING IN DECEMBER. Family members, caregivers welcome. Bonnell Bragg, 843-5908; Michele MacDonald, 262-5095.

BANGOR – Physical Disabilities Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. first Thursday, Alpha One, 1048 Union St. Family and friends welcome. Fred, 827-7367; or Gaelen, 942-6720.

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 – 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.

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