AL-ANON ALCOHOLISM SUPPORT: If someone's drinking is bothering you, Al-Anon can help; meets each Mon., 10 a.m., at St. William's Church, lower level, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury; and each Wed., noon, at Tewksbury Hospital. For info about other locations, call 508-366-0556 or visit ma-al-anon-alateen.org.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: Meets Mon., Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, 3:30-5 p.m., in Hollis Room, Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle. For those caring for aging loved ones experiencing challenges including chronic diseases, stroke, heart and pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's dementia or related conditions. Open to residents from any town. For information, email amarowse@charter.net.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP: DBSA Merrimack Valley meets each Mon., 6-7:30 p.m. at Eliot Presbyterian Church, 273 Summer St., Lowell, and each Thurs., 6-7:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 1195 Varnum Ave., Lowell. Call 1-888-280-7773 or email info@dbsamerrimackvalley.org.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS: Meets each Sun., 7-8:30 p.m. at Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road, Lowell.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: Meets second Thurs. each month, Sept.-June, 1:30-3 p.m., at Andover Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court. Call Kristine Arakelian, outreach coordinator, to confirm attendance at 978-623-8321.


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THE SAMARITANS: Trained volunteers are available 24-hours per day to speak to those who are lonely, depressed or suicidal. In the Lowell area call 978-452-6733; Lawrence area, 978-688-6607; Haverhill area, 978-372-7200; Newburyport area, 978- 465-6100; for teens call toll free 888-767-8336.

SAMARITANS SUICIDE SURVIVORS: For survivors of a suicide lost and is facilitated by trained volunteers whom have also lost a loved one to suicide. Meets third Wed. of each month, 7-8:30 p.m., at Centralville Methodist Church, corner of Bridge and Hildreth Sts., Lowell. Call 978-327-6670 or dhelms@familyservice.inc.