Depression Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Berkeley holds meetings 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 St. James Ave. in Goose Creek in Room 5 of the All Ministries Building behind the church.

The meetings are for those struggling with depression and bipolar disorders and their family members.

To make things more conducive for discussions, the two disorders have been broken into two classrooms. So anyone who has bipolar disorder and has only depression problems to deal with one week can feel free to sit in with the depression group.

At the same time, those with depression do not necessarily have to sit in with those who have bipolar disorder problems.

Call Pat or Abe Merriam at 569-7563 or e-mail dbsa

Narconon Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise.

Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk.

Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Contact 877-413-3073 or

Bereaved Parents 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.

Tinnitus The Summerville Tinnitus Support Group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month 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 Tinnitus Support Group will offer the latest information, coping and stress-reduction techniques to help combat this debilitating condition.

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

Alzheimer’s Monthly Alzheimer’s support group meetings are available.

Meetings are offered the second Tuesday of each month at First Baptist Church, 141 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, from 10 a.m.-noon. Facilitator is Angela Rooman, R.N.

Meetings also are offered the second Thursday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1600 Trolley Road, Summerville, from 7-9 p.m. Facilitator is Gretchen Blair, LMSW.

Call 832-2357. Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. each Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, in Room 4 of the All Ministries Building.

The information line is 577-9499. The website is