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ACOA ACOA Adult Children Of Alcoholics
ACOA Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
ACOA American Committee on Africa
ACOA Association Canadienne des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes (Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists) 
 - (Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families) 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Santa Clara Church, 175 Santa Clara Ave. www.adultchildren.org.

AL-ANON and ALATEEN Alateen,
n.pr group connected to Alcoholics Anonymous specifically organized for teenage children of recovering alcoholics.
 - 741-2841 or www.ola-is.org for meeting schedule.

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), worldwide organization dedicated to the treatment of alcoholics; founded 1935 by two alcoholics, one a New York broker, the other an Ohio physician.  - 342-4113 or aaevi.org for meeting schedule.

Alzheimer's support group - 1 p.m., first and third Mondays, United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St. 683-3618.

Bereavement Bereavement Definition

Bereavement refers to the period of mourning and grief following the death of a beloved person or animal. The English word bereavement
 support group - Tuesdays, May 19-June 30. Attendance at a free grief overview class May 12 and registration required; support group will be closed, no drop-ins. 942-2850 ext. 18.

Better Breathers Club - (For people diagnosed with chronic lung disease lung disease Pulmonary disease Pulmonology Any condition causing or indicating impaired lung function Types of LD Obstructive lung disease–↓ in air flow caused by a narrowing or blockage of airways–eg, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis; ) 1 p.m., second Wednesday; auditorium, Sacred Heart Medical Center Sacred Heart Medical Center may refer to:

In the United States:
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Eugene, Oregon
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center — Spokane, Washington
See also
  • Sacred Heart Hospital (disambiguation)
, University District, 1255 Hilyard St. 686-7442.

Birth To Three Parent Helpline - 485-5211.

Birth To Three "Baby Connection for Newborns" - 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, 86 Centennial Loop (north of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., No. 13 and No. 79 buses). 485-5211.

Bladder cancer bladder cancer

Malignant tumour of the bladder. The most significant risk factor associated with bladder cancer is smoking. Exposure to chemicals called arylamines, which are used in the leather, rubber, printing, and textiles industries, is another risk factor.
 support group - 5:30 p.m. refreshments/social, 6 p.m. meeting, third Tuesday, Oregon Urology Institute - Radiation Center, 1457 G St., Springfield. 284-5508 or www.oregonurology.com.

Breast cancer support group - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fairfield Nazarene Church, 1052 Fairfield Ave. 998-3386 or mail@breastfriends.com.

Breast cancer support group - (for cancer patients only) 5:15 p.m. Mondays, Willamette Valley Cancer Center, 520 Country Club Road. 683-5001.

Cancer survivorship survivorship n. the right to receive full title or ownership due to having survived another person. Survivorship is particularly applied to persons owning real property or other assets, such as bank accounts or stocks, in "joint tenancy.  support group - (For cancer patients, family members and friends) 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Willamette Valley Cancer Center, 520 Country Club Road. 683-5001.

The Center for Family Development - Outpatient mental health and alcohol and other drug recovery services. 342-8437.

Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome
n.
Chronic fatigue syndrome.
 and fibromyalgia fibromyalgia

Chronic syndrome that is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, often at multiple sites. The cause is unknown. A significant number of persons with fibromyalgia also have mental disorders, especially depression.
 support group - 3:30 p.m., fourth Saturday, Singer Room, Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave. 341-1355 or e-mail lanecountycfsfibro@yahoo.com.

Compassionate Friends support group - (For families who have experienced the death of a child) 7 p.m., first Wednesday, St. Mary Catholic Church, 1062 Charnelton St. (use parking lot entrance on 10th Avenue). 689-1626.

Couple's Clinic - (For people with relationship questions) 7 p.m., second Monday, Tamarack tamarack: see larch.  Wellness Center, 3575 Donald St. 543-3262.

Dementia and Alzheimer's support group - 10 a.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive. 461-4898.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance DBSA
DBSA is a non profit organization which provides support groups across the United States, as well as online to sufferers, family and friends of people with Depression and Bipolar illnesses.

DBSA also does outreach, education and advocacy.
 of Lane County - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday, Lane County Mental Health Building, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. lmitch1052@aol.com.

Eugene Gluten Intolerance Group - 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, Club House, 1800 Lakewood Court. 343-0459.

Eugene vestibular support group - (For people with vertigo and inner ear disorders) 2 p.m., first Tuesday, Room 325, Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. 345-3212 or 935-0666.

Food Addicts Anonymous - 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Westside Christian Church, 1866 Chambers St. 513-9345 or www.foodaddictsanonymous.org.

Insulin pump insulin pump
n.
A portable device for people with diabetes that injects insulin at programmed intervals in order to regulate blood sugar levels.
 support group - 7 p.m., second Monday, Room 12B, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, Springfield. 935-7977.

Hearing Loss Association of Lane County - 7 p.m., second Thursday, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St.

Laryngectomee support group - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eugene Hearing and Speech Center, 1500 W. 12th Ave. Call 485 8521 for specific day.

Lesbian, bisexual and questioning girls support group - (For young women who are questioning their sexual orientation sexual orientation
n.
The direction of one's sexual interest toward members of the same, opposite, or both sexes, especially a direction seen to be dictated by physiologic rather than sociologic forces.
) Ophelia's Place, 1577 Pearl St., Suite 200. 284-4333.

MindFreedom First Wednesday Roundtable - (For individuals who have experienced human rights violations in mental health care) 5:30 p.m., first Wednesday, 454 Willamette St., second floor. 345-9106 or lane@mindfreedom.org

Motherless daughters' support group - 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. 349-0382 or e-mail littlelowe5@gmail.com.

Multiple myeloma multiple myeloma

A malignant proliferation of abnormal plasma cells that populate the marrow-containing bones of the body. The affected plasma cells produce myeloma protein, a monoclonal antibody that replaces normal antibodies in the blood, thereby increasing susceptibility
 support group - Noon, third Wednesday, Willamette Valley Cancer Center, 520 Country Club Road. 683-5001.

NAMI NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (now National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness (formerly National Alliance for the Mentally Ill )
NAMI Naval Aerospace Medical Institute
 Family and Friends support group for people of faith - Noon, second and fourth Mondays, Berean Baptist Church, 1210 Chambers St.

NAMI graduates of the Family to Family course - 7 p.m., first Thursday, Lane County Mental Health Building, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

NAMI Family and Friends - 7 p.m., second, third and fourth Thursdays, Lane County Mental Health Building, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

NAMI people of faith support group - Noon, second and fourth Mondays, Berean Baptist Church, 1210 Chambers St. 345-0161 or 343-6788.

NAMI spouse support group - 7 p.m., first Wednesday, Lane County Mental Health Building, 2411 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Nar-Anon - (For relatives and friends of addicts) 726-1880 or www.nar-anon.org for meeting schedule.

Narcotics Anonymous - (For recovering addicts) 729-0080 or www.lanecountyarea-na.org for meeting schedule.

National Stuttering stuttering or stammering, speech disorder marked by hesitation and inability to enunciate consonants without spasmodic repetition. Known technically as dysphemia, it has sometimes been attributed to an underlying personality disorder.  Association support group - 6:30 p.m., second Wednesday. 484-1490 or e-mail loie@nu-world.com.

Nicotine Anonymous - 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Church of the Resurrection, 3925 Hilyard St.; 8 p.m. Fridays, Willamette Family Inc., 1420 Green Acres Road. 746-1656, 338-9098 or 343-2993.

Obsessive-compulsive/anxiety?disorder support group - 5:15 Wednesdays, Hilyard Community Center Classroom, 2580 Hilyard St. 349-0382 or e-mail littlelowe5@gmail.com.

Oregon Family Support Network - (For families of children and adolescents with mental, emotional, behavioral and related disorders) 6:30 p.m., third Friday, River Road Pool, 1400 Lake Drive, call 342-2876 to arrange child care; 6 p.m. second Friday, Child Center, 3995 Marcola Road, Springfield, child care provided. 342-2876.

Ovarian/Gynecologic cancer support group - (For cancer patients only) 11 a.m., second Monday, Willamette Valley Cancer Center, 520 Country Club Road. 683-5001.

Overeaters Anonymous - (For those who have a problem with food) 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 16, public information event, United Methodist Ebbert Memorial Church, 532 C St., Springfield. 484-9923 or visit www.eugeneoa.org for meeting schedule.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons Eugene/Springfield - 6:45 p.m., third Monday, First Congregational Church First Congregational Church may refer to:
  • First Congregational Church (Porterville, California)
  • First Congregational Church (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • First Congregational Church (Denver, Colorado)
  • First Congregational Church (Manitou Springs, Colorado)
, 1050 E. 23rd Ave. 302-4422.

Parents of military personnel support group - 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Veterans' Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette St. 228-5393 or e-mail pompsgrp@comcast.net.

Parkinson's caregivers support group of Lane County - 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday, Brewed Awakenings Coffee Shop in Sheldon Plaza, 2512 Willakenzie Road. 341-3982.

Parkinson's support group of Lane County - 10:30 a.m., second Tuesday, Campbell Community Center, 155 High Street. 515-2683.

Pregnancy and postpartum stress support group - Free, 231-4343 or wellmama.net.

Prostate cancer prostate cancer, cancer originating in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in men.  support group - (For cancer patients only) 6:30 p.m., first Thursday, Willamette Valley Cancer Center, 520 Country Club Road. 683-5001.

Prostate cancer support group - 5:30 p.m. refreshments/social, 6 p.m. meeting, first Tuesday, Oregon Urology Institute, Radiation Center, 1457 G St., Springfield. 284-5508 or www.oregonurology.com.

PWP PWP Parents Without Partners
PWP People With Parkinson's (disease)
PWP Plot, What Plot?
PWP Password Protected
PWP Professional Women Photographers
PWP Porn Without Plot (fanfiction and erotica) 
 - (Single parent/grandparent support social group) 7 p.m. Thursdays, Bethesda Lutheran Church, 4445 Royal Ave. 968-2718.

Recovering Couples Anonymous - 7 p.m. Mondays, First Congregational Church, 1050 E. 23rd Ave. 342-7128 or www.recovering-couples.org.

Sex Addicts Anonymous Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA) is a Twelve Step program for sex addicts. SAA was found in 1977 by several men who wanted a greater sense of anonymity that what was provided in other Twelve Step programs for sex addicts.  - 342-5582 or visit www.eugenesaa.com.

Single parent/grandparent support group - Educational and social activities. 346-4090.

Spinal cord injury Spinal Cord Injury Definition

Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord that causes loss of sensation and motor control.
Description

Approximately 10,000 new spinal cord injuries (SCIs) occur each year in the United States.
 support group - 4 p.m., fourth Thursday, Conference Room A, Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District. 686-6354 or Tshearer@Peacehealth.org.

Suicide Bereavement Group - 7 p.m., third Wednesday. 747-2087.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Valley River Assembly of God, 900 Robin Hood Ave. 463-7545.

U Celebrate Recovery - 12-step recovery group, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 2080 19th St., Springfield. 746-1291, william.fairchild@nlcchurch.com.

Victims of sexual abuse or assault support group - (For girls ages 12-17) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, meeting through May 28. 284-4334.

Weight Free - (For people who have lost weight through surgical means) 6:30 p.m., first and third Mondays, 538 68th Place, Springfield. 228-5393 or 729-0064.

Weight loss surgery support group - 6 p.m., third Wednesday, Market of Choice Community Room, 29th Avenue and Willamette Street. 521-8187.

Please forward support group information each month to The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440; fax to 683-7631; or e-mail to chris.west@registerguard.com. Items should be submitted one week before the first Sunday.
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