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.

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.

Programs are held at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Grace Hall Room 123.

Contact Alice Burress at 884-3949 or Michele Singletary at 729-0289.

For more information, call Sandra Zambetti at 792-7961.

The Charleston Amputee Support Team meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital.

The meeting is open to all amputees, family and friends.

Contact Frank at 323-8893.

The Downtown Charleston Chapter of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday 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

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

Meetings are open to the public.

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

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 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.