> Alcoholics Anonymous. Sundays, 7 p.m. Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. 301-497-7914.
> Amputee support. Third Thursday, 6 p.m. Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. 301-497-7901.
> Autism. Howard County chapter, Autism Society of America. Third Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-760-5595.
> Brain injury. Education and support groups. For family members and friends of individuals with acquired brain injury. Third Wednesday of odd months, 5:30 p.m., Humanim, 6355 Woodside Court, Columbia. 410-381-7171.
> Cancer. Learning to Live Well with Cancer group gives participants opportunity to meet with those who are going through the same thing and have learned how to adjust their lives accordingly. Third Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. Western Howard County 50 Plus Center, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mt. Airy. 410-313-5440.
> Compassionate Friends of Maryland. For parents and siblings who have lost a child or sibling of any age. Includes sharing group for bereaved parents of infants. Third Wednesday, 8 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia. 410-321-7053.
> Crisis hotline. Sexual Trauma Treatment, Advocacy and Recovery (STTAR) Center 24-hour hotline for victims of sexual assault. 410-997-3292 or 1-866-723-3003.
> Depression/Bipolar disorder. Mutual help for mental health professionals with depression or bipolar disorder. Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m. in Lisbon. For location, call Ann, 410-442-7663.
> Dual diagnosis. Self-help group specifically for adults and adolescents diagnosed with a substance dependence and psychiatric disorder. Sponsored by DrugEnsic Systems Inc. Mondays, 6 p.m. Free. 410-365-1228.
> HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by the Howard County Health Department. Monday evenings in Columbia. For meeting location, time and more information, call Joshua Cohen, Ph.D. at 240-606-3093 or the health department at 410-313-2333 or 1-866-313-6300.
> Howard County's Asberger's Syndrome group. Parents and interested professionals may attend. Third Monday, 7:30-9 p.m. 10598 Marble Faun Court, Columbia. Free. Elaine McAuliffe, 410-730-0068.
> Link at Christ Church. Information and referral service sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday 7-9 p.m., Thursday 8-9 p.m. 410-309-9695.
> Living with cancer. First, third and fifth Monday, 6-7:15 p.m. Oakland Mills Interfaith Center in the Catholic Chapel, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia. Barbara Hope, 410-964-1438.
> Man-to-Man: Prostate Cancer Education and Support program. Facilitated by Dr. Jack Hong, radiation oncologist. Third Thursday, 7 p.m. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 11055 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. Free. 410-461-3459.
> Mental illness. Support group for parents and caregivers of children with mental illness issues. Last Wednesday of each month, 7:30-9 p.m. Sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Free. Harmony Hall Retirement Center, 6336 Cedar Lane, Columbia. 410-772-9300.
> Multiple Sclerosis. Self-help for the mildly affected. Family and friends of the mildly affected meets concurrently. Third Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-442-2736, 410-715-1325 or 1-800-344-4867.
> PFLAG Parent support group. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays offers a support group for parents who have a child of any age who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. Third Monday, 7:30-9 p.m. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-290-8292 or e-mail Robertscp@aol.com.
> Parkinson's disease. Learn about the disease in an educational and supportive atmosphere. Third Monday, 7 p.m. Parkinson's and Movement Disorder Center of Maryland, 8180 Lark Brown Road, No. 101, Elkridge. Free. For more information, call 410-955-8795.
> Singles support. Phoenix Group, sponsored by Columbia Baptist Fellowship. Sundays. Coffee social, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; discussion, 12-1 p.m., Meeting House Room A, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-730-7568.
> Stuttering. Free support and education group for people who stutter. Alternate Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Loyola College (Columbia campus), 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia. 410-825-7779.
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Groups must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those that meet in Howard County. Include a brief description of the group, meeting time and location, any fees and a phone number, with area code, for publication. Send information to: Support groups, Flier/Times, 10750 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044; fax to 410-997-4564; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.