Al-Anon North Carolina District 6(AFG) serves the Triangle area. If someone's drinking is causing you concern, then help free for the asking. Visit www.alanonalateen6nc.org.Alcoholics Anonymous offers support and discussion groups at area churches and the Triangle Alano Club in Cary, at a variety of times daily. Call 783-6144 or see www.alcoholicsanonymous.org.AlzheimerÂ’s Caregiver Support Group meets at Apex Baptist Church, 110 S. Salem St., Apex. The group is open to all AlzheimerÂ’s caregivers in the Apex community. Call Dick Scoville at 612-2263 or e-mail him at email@example.com.AlzheimerÂ’s Support Group-Carolina House meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Carolina House of Cary, 111 MacArthur Drive. Call Gloria Grubbs at 460-5959. Several other support groups meet in Wake County; call 832-3732 for a complete list of AlzheimerÂ’s Association-sponsored ones.Baby Steps New Parent Support Group is a six-week series sponsored by the WomenÂ’s Pavilion & Birthplace, Wake Med Cary Hospital. Group for parents with newborns and group for parents with infants, with presentations by experts from WakeMed and other community resources. Open discussion, camaraderie and Â“baby time.Â” $20 per series. Call 350-2318 or go to Web site www.wakemed.com, Â“Events & Education.Â”Bi-Polar Support Group, The Winning Edge, is offered by Wake County Human Services in Raleigh on Thursdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Call 856-5288.Cancer Centers of North Carolina (CCNC) will hold regular support group meetings for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and members of their support system. The meetings are held at 7 p.m., the third Wednesday of every month, at CCNCÂ’s facility at 4101 Macon Pond Road, off of Blue Ridge Road in west Raleigh. For information call 781-7070, or visit www.cancercentersofnc.com.Capital Area Parents Without Partners - family and parent-only social events and mutual support for single parents and their families. Information: www.capitalareapwp.org.Caregiver Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month, 3 p.m., at Cary Total Life Center, 200 High Meadow Drive. Call Ricky Sica at 460-9008.Cary Area Cancer Support Group is intended to serve the needs of those whose lives have been affected by cancer. These are the survivors, thrivers and the caregivers. The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at the Cary Senior Center Building, in Room 303. The meetings start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and continue to 8:30. Refreshments, coffee and tea are provided. For information, e-mail Steve Shakal at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cary WakeMed Brain Injury support group for survivors, families, friends and professionals meets in the educational conference center at WakeMed Cary Hospital, the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. Information: Call Susan Fewell, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina staff, at 833-9634.A Chronic Pain Support Group meets regularly at Seventh-day Adventist Church of Raleigh, 4805 Dillard Drive. Call Tiffany at 321-8947 for information.Clutter Support Group. Got Clutter? YouÂ’re not alone. Come and get help and support from others in the same situation. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Call 345-2846 for information. Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA) is a 12-step program for women affected by a loved oneÂ’s compulsive sexual behavior. Meets Sundays at 7:30 p.m. in Cary. Call 846-0548 for directions.Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents or adult family members who have experienced the death of a child, meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Our Savior Lutheran Church, corner of Glenwood Avenue and Aycock Street, Raleigh. Call Gwynn Winstead at 787-0176.Cornucopia House Cancer Support Center in Chapel Hill offers a range of support groups and programs for cancer patients, their families and friends. See www.cornucopiahouse.org, e-mail email@example.com or call 401-9333.A Debtors Anonymous Meeting has started at the Seventh Adventish Church of Raleigh, 4805 Dillard Drive, Cary, on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Debtors Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship for debtors/compulsive spenders trying to recover from money problems and compulsive debt. Attending meetings gives us a sense of hope, an opportunity to identify with others and a chance to meet people who can help. For information call Pam at 363-0683, Marian at 422-3885 or Roberta at 367-9854. Diabetes Support Group sponsored by Wake County Human Services meets the second Tuesday of each month at Apex Baptist Church, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call Paula at 362-5201.DivorceCare is a weekly seminar that addresses the many issues associated with divorce from a biblical perspective. DivorceCare is also a support group designed to minister to individuals experiencing separation or divorce. White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary is hosting the next DivorceCare session beginning Wednesday, September 3, 2008, from 7:00-9:00pm in Room C203. Child care will be provided at no charge. There is a $12 registration fee which includes the workbook. For more information or to sign up, please contact the church office at 467-9394. DC4K, or DivorceCare for Kids, is for children (ages 5 -12) of families experiencing divorce and separation. Meets at First United Methodist Church of Cary, 117 S. Academy St., each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Fun games and activities along with DVD movies about real-life situations of children in divorce; points children to the Bible and Jesus Christ as their source of healing. Topics include learning about what is happening to my family; facing my anger; how to deal with my sadness; whoÂ’s to blame; dealing with loneliness; talking to my parents and moving on, growing up and growing closer to God. For information, contact Jeannette Durrett at 363-8381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Dual Diagnosis Group, offered by Wake County Human Services, meets Tuesday through Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Call Kevin Little, 856-5282.A free Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue Self-Help and Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at Rex Wellness Center of Cary, 1515 S.W. Cary Parkway (corner of Lake Pine Drive). Participants learn about signs, symptoms, treatments and coping skills. Janice Stolzenberg (233-1175), certified fibromyalgia self-help course leader, serves as a guide.Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step program for individuals wishing to recover from addictive eating and anorexia. See www.foodaddicts.org or call 788-9265 or 841-1698.RDU area F.R.O.G.S. (Fibromyalgics Recovering on Guaifenesin Support) meets first Thursday (monthly), 1-4 p.m. at New Horizons Fellowship, 820 E. Williams St. (N.C. 55). Learn about Dr. R. Paul St. AmandÂ’s treatment to reverse this disease. For additional info: 362-3902, 269-2053 or www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com. GriefShare Support Group at Salem Baptist Church in Apex. If youÂ’ve lost at spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This group is led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. Free and open to the public. A new 13-week session begins Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. For more information, on GriefShare, visit www.salem-bc.org or call 362-7327.GriefShare Support Group at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of lifeÂ’s most difficult experiences. You donÂ’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Our GriefShare support group is led by someone who understands what you are going through and wants to help. YouÂ’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. The GriefShare group will meet at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. in Room C115 beginning Sept. 4. Child care will be provided at no charge. There is a $12 registration fee which includes the workbook. For more information or to sign up, please contact the church office at 467-9394.N.C. Chapter of the HuntingtonÂ’s Disease Society of America has a Triangle Area Support Group, facilitated by Mary C. Edmondson, M.D., for patients, at-risk family members, caretakers and those wishing to learn more about HD. Educational and open discussion. Information: 781-9776, TriangleHDSA@nc.rr.comor www.hdsa.org.La Leche League offers information and support for expectant and breastfeeding mothers at meetings and by telephone. LLL of Cary AM meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Woodhaven Baptist Church. Call 858-7913. LLL of Cary PM meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church. Call 481-2117.Medical & Learning Disabilities Support Group, for parents, educators, medical professionals and others, is sponsored by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m., at the offices of the Village Church in Holly Springs, 724 West Holly Springs Road. For information, call 567-1796 or see www.hollyspringschamber.org.Mended Hearts, hosted locally by Rex Heart & Vascular Center, is an education-based support group for postoperative open-heart surgery patients or others with cardiovascular disease, and their family and friends. Affiliated with the American Heart Association, the group provides ongoing education and advice. Meets the third Monday of each month at Rex Wellness Center in Raleigh, 4200 Lake Boone Trail. Social time at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7. See www.rexhealth.com.MenÂ’s Caregiver Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, 9:30-11 a.m., at Cary Senior Center in Bond Park. Call Ricky Sica at 460-9008.A Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at WakeMed Cary Hospital. Call Mary Ann at 779-2101 for information.NAR-ANON offers support for families and friends of drug addicts. Every Thursday, 8-9 p.m. at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 S.E. Maynard Road (corner of Kildaire Farm Road in Cary, use large parking lot off Maynard). Walk in or call 467-5085.Narconon Arrowhead has answers to addiction recovery. Call (800) 468-6933 or visit www.stopaddiction.com. Narconon Arrowhead provides a unique and effective drug rehabilitation and education program with over a 70 percent success rate. Free assessments, free addiction counseling and free referrals nationwide to local facilities.National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) conducts family support meetings for family and friends of the mentally ill at Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh. Each month, second and third Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., and fourth Monday, 6-7 p.m. Education on mental illness, survival strategies, opportunities to vent, emotional support and information on recovery. Questions? Call Gordon at 601-3996.National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has two support groups based at the Southern Regional Center (130 N. Judd Parkway N.E.) in Fuquay-Varina. The Caregivers Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., room 180. The regular Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., room 180. Information: Call Renee Norman at 557-0309.N.C. FACES (Food Allergic Children Excelling Safely) provides a social and emotional support network for families dealing with food allergies in the Research Triangle Park area. The group strives to provide safe, fun environments for children to excel, as well as to educate others about food allergy dangers. Information: www.orgsites.com/nc/ncfaces or email@example.com.An Osteoporosis Support Group meets the first Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m., at Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave. in Raleigh. Call Sharon Gale at 856-0448.Ostomy Support Group Â— United Ostomy Association (UOA) is a volunteer-based health organization assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions: colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy (ileal conduit) and continent diversions. Raleigh and surrounding areas chapter meetings, first Tuesday of each month (September-June), 7:30 p.m., Rex Hospital, Surgical Waiting Room (off main lobby near parking garage), 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan Wiley at 477-8363. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets each Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 S.E. Maynard Road in Cary. Information: Call 406-9300 or visit www.triangleoa.org.Panic and Anxiety Program held by Pain Relief Inc., a nonprofit educational organization. This program is geared to help anyone suffering from panic, anxiety and agoraphobia to cope with these disorders. You will learn how to control panic attacks and anticipatory anxiety. Learn how attitudes and current thoughts affect panic and anxiety. For further information go to www.panicreliefinc.com.A Pediatric Diabetes Support Group for families of children and teens with diabetes is sponsored by WakeMedÂ’s Pediatric Diabetes Team and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Information: Call 350-7584 or 431-8330.PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians) offers support and resources to LGBT persons, their families and friends. Visit www.pflagtriangle.org, or call 876-5354. SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) Wake Chapter usually meets the third Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Cary Senior Center, Bond Park. Anyone interested in hearing loss, hearing aids, cochlear implants or assistive technology is welcome. Call Janet at 469-0924 or e-mail email@example.com.SOS (Source of Strength) 12 Steps for Christians. Recovery ministry for people struggling with addictions and/or co-dependency issues as a result of addicted family members. Meets at Cary First Christian Church, 1109 Evans Road, on the first and third Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 467-1053, option #3.TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a national weight-loss support organization run by volunteers. For information visit www.tops.org or www.nctops.com, or contact Laura Wickwar, TOPS Area Captain 5588, at 870-0479 or Laurasgw@nc.rr.com. Local groups include: St PaulÂ’s Episcopal Church (TOPS #NC 0232), 221 Union St., Cary, Tuesday: 6/7p.m. (weigh-in/meeting times). Greenwood Forest Baptist Church (TOPS #NC 0418), 110 SE Maynard Road, Lower Level, Cary, Friday: 9/9:45 a.m. (weigh-in/meeting times).TORCH, a support group for Catholic homeschoolers, will be hosting a Homeschool Information Night on Monday, April 30, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raleigh in the Fallon Center. We will present answers to many frequently asked questions about homeschooling and current homeschooling parents will display various curricula. New homeschoolers, veteran homeschoolers and those considering homeschooling are all invited to attend. Questions? Contact Shannon Dougherty at 481-2763 or ShannonD@nc.rr.com. Triangle Down Syndrome Network provides support, information and social opportunities to families of children and adults with Down syndrome. A parent support group usually meets 10 a.m.-noon the third Saturday of the month at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. See www.Triangledownsyndrome.org.Triangle Survivors of Suicide meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. MaryÂ’s St. in Raleigh. Call 828-0890 or see www.trianglesos.org.Widowed Persons Organization, a support and social group for widows and widowers, meets at noon every second Thursday for lunch at Heritage Retirement Center on Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh. For information, call Eileen at 676-3723 or Lib at 847-6328.