The Lupus Listening and Learning Group holds meetings on the second Monday of every other month. They are open to all lupus patients, family, friends and supporters in the Greater Charleston area.

This month’s program will be held 5:45-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and will feature compounding pharmacist Kim Richardson, R.Ph., leading an informal discussion of “Lotions and Potions,” everyday products we put on our skin and how they might be absorbed.

The program will be at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Grace Hall Room 123.

Contact Alice Burress at 884-3949 or Michele Singletary at 729-0289 or Sandra Zambetti at 792-7961.

The Downtown Charleston Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 43 Wentworth St.

Meetings are open to all. Participants must be at least 17.

Child care and handicapped accommodations are not available.

Holy Redeemer Church prohibits drugs, alcohol and smoking on its premises.

Call 577-3255 or e-mail

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia.

Call 781-321-9118 or contact Lorraine P. at 242-8190. Visit the website at

Meetings are held 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1293 Orange Grove Road, West Ashley.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Charleston Area, holds several support groups monthly for family members and friends of those with mental illness and for individuals recovering from a brain disorder/mental illness.

For information, call Joann at 871-1009, email NAMI Charleston Area at or visit

The meeting is open to the public.

The Bereaved Parents of the USA support group meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at North Charleston City Hall, Interstate 26 at Montague Avenue.

Take the elevator to the second floor, exit to the right, and the meetings are in the break room on the left.

The group is a national self-help organization that offers support, care and compassion for bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents following the death of a child.

The Summerville Tinnitus Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hearing Care of Summerville at 208A East 2nd North St. in Summerville.

Tinnitus is the perception of noises in the ears or head when no external source is present.

The Summerville Tin-nitus Support Group will offer the latest informa- tion, coping and stress-reduction techniques to help combat this debili- tating condition.

For more information, contact group coordinator Lolli Haugh at 871-9669.

The Low Country Myasthenia Gravis Support Group meets 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the East Cooper Medical Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Mount Pleasant.

Meetings are free and open to people who have been affected by MG and are interested in discussing the neuromuscular disorder, sharing experiences and receiving support from fellow attendees.

E-mail or call 388- 1683.