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Help Out: Sept. 2, 2012

By Staff reports

For families of addicts

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Loved Ones is a support group for families and friends who have a loved one struggling with an addiction.

The seven-week series began Aug. 30, but people can attend at any time during the series. Sessions run consecutively.

The free hour session begins at 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Haddad Building, 4825 MacCorkle Ave., South Charleston. Parking is free.

The series focuses on educating the loved one to identify an alcohol or drug addiction and to develop effective approaches to help the addicted deal with their problem.

No enrollment or personal information is taken at the confidential sessions.

More information may be obtained by contacting Cath Caruthers, clinical program coordinator, BEACON/Southway Programs, at 304-766-4586 or email Cathy.Caruthers@thomaswv.org.

Huntington's disease support

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Huntington's disease support group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Saint Francis Hospital.

Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, people at risk and anyone affected by Huntington's. For more information, contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.


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