● LAWRENCE COUNTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL COMMISSION: Second floor, 20 E. Washington St., confidential drug and alcohol assessments and treatment available, with preferential services for pregnant drug users and IV drug users. Other services include referrals, intensive case management, prevention, education and student assistance program. Call (724) 658-5580.

● CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Epworth United Methodist Church in New Castle and Thursdays at New Life Baptist Church, 3414 Route 208, New Wilmington. This is a biblical and balanced program that helps participants overcome hurts, hang-ups and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. All are welcome. (724) 946-2816, extension 211.

● AL-ANON: 8 p.m. Mondays at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road, and 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, Ellwood-New Castle Road.

ALATEEN: 8 p.m. Mondays at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Lawrence County 24-hour hotline: (724) 923-0236. Meetings are:

Sundays: 8 p.m. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road, open speaker; 8:05 p.m. First Church of God, 1862 Mercer Road, Ellwood City, open discussion.

Mondays: 7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St., open speaker; 7 p.m. New Hope Wesleyan Church, 2300 Pulaski Road, big book study; 8 p.m. Arlington Free Methodist, 676 Arlington Ave., open discussion

Tuesdays: 8 p.m. Free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 412 Glen Ave. and Pittsburgh Circle, Ellwood City, open speaker on first and third weeks, closed discussion on second and fourth weeks;  6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., St. Camillus Church, 314 Englewood Ave., closed discussion

Wednesdays: 11 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St., open discussion; 8 p.m. Highland Presbyterian Church, 708 Highland Ave., big book study; 8 p.m.Wurtemberg United Methodist Church, 1244 Porterville Road, Ellwood City, big book study.

Thursdays: 7 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring St., Ellwood City, women only, open discussion; 8 p.m., Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, 258 Slippery Rock Drive, Ellwood City, men only, open discussion; 6:30 p.m. St. Camillus Church, 314 Englewood Ave., open discussion

Fridays: 6:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St., beginners meeting, closed discussion; 8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St., open discussion; 8 p.m., Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, Route 65, Ellwood City, open speaker

Saturdays: 11 a.m. Highland Presbyterian Church, 708 Highland Ave. big book study; 7 p.m.,Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring St., Ellwood City, big book study and open discussion; 8 p.m. Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road, open speaker

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Third Presbyterian Church, 1315 E. Washington St.; 8 p.m. Uni-Center, Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St.; 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St.; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays at Trinity Episcopal Church; 11 a.m. Fridays at Trinity Episcopal Church and 8 p.m. Fridays at Croton United Methodist Church, 910 Croton Ave.; 11:30 a.m. Saturdays at Family Worship Center, 23 W. Washington St.; 8 p.m. Saturdays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St.; 7 p.m. Sundays at Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUPS: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Shenango Presbyterian Church, 3144 Wilmington Road. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. The open session is open to the public.

RECOVERY INC.: A self-help group for people suffering nervous symptoms and fears, 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Human Services Center, 130 W. North St. Call (724) 658-3578 or (724) 658-7216.

ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND BULIMIA SELF-HELP GROUP: Meets from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. every Thursday at Church of Notre Dame, Founder’s Room, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage. Contact Renee Zamary at (724) 981-5435.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: A 12-step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, meets at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at Westminster Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman and at Christ Church Presbyterian, 3425 Hopkins Road, Youngstown. Meetings last 60 to 90 minutes. For more information, call (330) 505-5060.

Support Groups

CANCER GENERAL SUPPORT GROUP: For all cancer patients as well as family members and caregivers. Program is at the UPMC Cancer Center Medical Oncology Department, Medical Arts Building, Suite 101, 2602 Wilmington Road. Meets first Monday of each month. For information, contact Cindy Downing or Robin Massaro at (724) 658-7300. 

LAWRENCE COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP: 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Jameson Rehab Center, Wilmington Road. For more information go to: www.pfwpa.org or call (724) 658-8377.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP: Meets at 2 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Shenango Presbyterian SeniorCare, 238 S. Market St., New Wilmington. Call (724) 946-3402.

MIGRAINE SUPPORT GROUP: Meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Victory Christian Center on Cowden Road, New Wilmington. For information, call (724) 714-3685.

JAMESON HOSPICE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: 2 p.m. every second Wednesday in room No. 208, at Jameson South Campus, 1000 S. Mercer St. Counseling and supportive care services are available to family members for up to 12 months after the death of the patient. Call (724) 652-8847.

CELIAC DISEASE: A support group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Jameson South Conference Center, 1000 Mercer St. Contact Jane Cummins at (724) 667-9727.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Jameson Rehabilitation Center, 3410 Wilmington Road. Call (724) 657-8117.

PEOPLE IN NEED: Parenting class for people facing divorce or counseling for children, is located at 2703 W. State St. For more information or appointments, call (724) 657-3303.

POSITIVE THINKING: Support group for domestic abuse meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at at Epworth United Methodist Church. Call (724) 658-5568.

GRANDPARENTS AND RELATIVES RAISING CHILDREN: Support group meets 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Third Presbyterian Church, 1315 E. Washington St., New Castle. (724) 654-8370 or email rew2@psu.edu.

JAMESON HOSPICE CAREGIVERS COMING TOGETHER: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month at Jameson Care Center, 3349 Wilmington Road.

Health

● GENTLE CHAIR YOGA: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Spiritual Path Church, 2041 Moravia St. Ext., New Castle. Led by Tammy Summerville, this class is designed for students who need to start yoga and exercise gradually. First class $5; single class $10; students with ID $5; military, veterans and first responders $3. (724) 730-1561.

JAMESON WEIGH: Lower carb weight loss program. Call (724) 656-4270 for cost and meeting dates.

COMMUNITY YOGA: Every Wednesday at Jameson Hospital North Campus cafeteria, 1211 Wilmington Ave., New Castle. Intermediate classes from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and beginner yoga classes from 6:15 to 7 p.m.  (724) 656-4145.

GENTLE CHAIR/MAT YOGA: Noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays at Jameson Rehabilitation Center, 3410 Wilmington Road, New Castle. (724) 656-4145.

CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Oct. 7, Jameson Rehabilitation Center, 3410 Wilmington Road, New Castle. Six-week small group education session for expectant mothers at 28-30 weeks $60/class plus free breastfeeding and CPR training. Most insurances reimburse fee. (724) 656-4023.

NEW CASTLE AREA LA LECHE LEAGUE: La Leche League is a nonprofit organization offering support, information and help to nursing and pregnant women. Meetings are 6 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Pregnancy Resource Center on North Jefferson Street and 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the New Castle Public Library. Babies and children are always welcome. For breastfeeding immediate help or information about local meetings, call (724) 372-1107, (724) 651-0111, (724) 658-0961, (724) 654-8782 or (724) 652-4551.

CRISIS PREGNANCY: The Alpha Omega Pregnancy Resource Center, 321 N. Jefferson St., offers free and confidential pregnancy tests; information on pregnancy, fetal development, adoption, abortion, STDs, birth control; referrals for pre-natal care and community resources; parenting classes; Post-abortive counseling; material needs including maternity clothing and baby items. All services are free and confidential. Hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. Call (724) 658-6329.

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