Group Therapy/support Groups in Hagerstown, MD?

Question by Rebecca P: Group therapy/support groups in Hagerstown, MD?
I live in Hagerstown, Maryland, and am looking for any support group or group therapy available in Hagerstown or nearby… not Frederick because I don’t drive, though. I am looking for a group in any or all of the following areas:

-Depression
-Anorexia/Bulimia
-Self-harm
-Trauma/PTSD/Abuse Survivor
-General mental illness

I’m not interested in AA, NA, OA, or NAMI because I’ve been to NAMI and OA and didn’t like them particularly. I don’t abuse alcohol or drugs so they aren’t suitable… any ideas? Places? Resources? I looked in the yellow pages and with various mental health agencies and am not having much luck. It’s so frustrating since Hagerstown is quite small… help, please?

Best answer:

Answer by Hopefully Helpful
You could try calling local mental health agencies and tell them you are looking for an ongoing group to join.
Tell them you are interested in group therapy.
These agencies have a number of therapy groups to join.
Also at a large hospital there might be support groups that interest you. I hope you find the group you are looking for. Best Wishes.

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5 Responses to Group Therapy/support Groups in Hagerstown, MD?

  • easynowww says:

    Thankyou for your response..Am from the UK and I’ve been taking this medication for 7 years.. Am at 1mgs presently. Am just concerned I do not notice much difference from when I was on 8mgs. I fear the half life of all the previous doses are masking any reduction? symptoms. I was told once to hold at 0.4 or 0.2 for 3 or 4 months in order for the half life to wind down. The comfort meds I have are benzos and clonidine… Ialso have Gapapentine too, but heard you get withdrawals from that oo.

  • stuartklodamd says:

    Anxiety and insomnia are very common symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
    I use gabapentin (Neurontin) a lot for sleep and anxiety. I have seen really great results with this? medication.

  • stuartklodamd says:

    Thank-you for your question.

    Unfortunately, I cannot provide specific medical advice. However, I can speak in general terms.

    The speed of the taper is basically determined by the severity of the withdrawal symptoms, the? patient’s level of distress tolerance, and the skill of the physician managing the withdrawal symptoms. Patients should taper at their own pace. If someone needs to stay at a certain dose for two or three months before they feel ready to decrease, that is completely fine.

  • easynowww says:

    What if you have been on Subutex for 7 years..Is going down to 0.25 for 3 weeks going to suffice? or should one hold on to that dose for couple of? months in order to eliminate the half lives from all those 7 years? Also what can one take to help Buprenorphine withdrawals? thanks!

  • stuartklodamd says:

    The way to minimize or avoid the protracted withdrawal syndrome when tapering off of Suboxone is to taper slowly. Patients usually have the most difficulties with the low doses at the end of the taper. At this point, patients should be tapered by? 0.5mg or by 0.25mg every two to four weeks.

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