Contact Information

Appointments: 717-477-1164
Fax: 717-477-4007

Sarah McDowell, M.S.
Interim Program Director
717-477-1536
samcdowell@ship.edu
Old Main 210A

Cassidy Zeller
Graduate Assistant
Connectga@ship.edu
Old Main 210B

Dr. Ford Brooks
Faculty Advisor
Cwbroo@ship.edu 

Location:
210 Old Main (2nd Floor)
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Phone: (717)-477-1164

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Al-Anon Meetings around the Shippensburg Area

 Member run support group for friends and families of problem drinkers. 

Information about Al-Anon
Find a Local Meeting

Sunday

Camp Hill:  

7:15 PM – Out Reach AFG; Chapel Hill UCC, 701 Poplar Church Rd. 2nd floor rooms 5 & 6, entrance in the rear,  

Hanover: 

6:30 PM - Grace United Methodist Church; 55 Albright Drive, O, S, WA 

Monday

Chambersburg: 

6:30 PM – Gift of Hope Group; First United Methodist Church, 225 South Second Street, BB, C 

8:00 PM – New Hope AFG; St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Avenue, use Family Life Center entrance, room A-1, O 

Hanover: 

8:00 PM – The Eye Opener Group; Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Ave. C 

Mechanicsburg: 

7:00 PM – Hope for Today Alateen; First United Methodist of Mechanicsburg, 135 West Simpson Street, side door, 2nd floor, room 223, Alateen, C 

7:00 PM – Hope on Simpson Street AFG; First United Methodist Church, 135 W. Simpson Street, room 216 upstairs, C 

Tuesday

Carlisle: 

5:00 PM – Carlisle Adult Child AFG; Stevens Mental Health Center, 33 State Avenue, Adult Children, C 

8:00 PM – Home Improvement, Too AFG; Grace United Methodist Church, 45 S. West Street, Downstairs- enter from back door, C, WA 

Camp Hill: 

7:30 PM – West Shore Area AFG; Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, O 

Wednesday

Chambersburg: 

8:00 PM – New Hope AFG; St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Avenue, use Family Life Center entrance, room A-1, O 

Carlisle: 

12:00 PM – Serenity Station AFG; Hope Station, 149 West Penn Street, use right door, C 

Hanover: 

6:30 PM - Grace United Methodist Church; 55 Albright Drive, WA, C  

Newport: 

6:00 PM – Caring Friends AFG; Hope Eternal United Methodist Church, 2 Burd Road, O, WA  

Thursday

Chambersburg: 

12:00 PM – Stepping Stones AFG; St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2695 Luther Drive, C 

Camp Hill: 

7:30 PM – West Shore Area AFG; Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor, C 

7:30 PM – Harrisburg Alateen; Trinity Lutheran Church, 20th & Market Street, C, Alateen, AA and Al-Anon meeting in the same location  

Shippensburg: 

8:00 PM – Shippensburg Unity Group; 222 North Queen St. Ext. WA 

Waynesboro: 

8:00 PM – Antietam AFG; Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 South Church Street, C 

Friday

Carlisle: 

5:00 PM – Carlisle Adult Child AFG; 33 State Avenue, Adult Children, C 

8:00 PM – Home Improvement, Stevens Mental Health Center, 33 State Avenue, C, 1st – 12 

TYPE OF MEETINGS 

C - Closed* Meetings  

O - Open Meetings 

12 - Steps & Traditions 

D - Discussion 

S - Speaker 

WA- Wheelchair Accessible  

*Closed meetings are restricted to people who feel their lives have been or are currently being deeply affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend. Anyone is welcome to attend Open meetings, including students and other professionals.  

Information retrieved from:

 http://www.pa-al-anon.org/meetings.html 

 http://www.d35pa-aa.org/print_w_w.html 

 

Signs and Symptoms of an Alcoholic

Before treatment or recovery, most people with alcoholism deny that they have a drinking problem. Other signs of alcoholism and alcohol abuse include:

  • Drinking alone or in secret
  • Being unable to limit the amount of alcohol you drink
  • Not remembering conversations or commitments, sometimes referred to as "blacking out"
  • Making a ritual of having drinks before, with or after dinner and becoming annoyed when this ritual is disturbed or questioned
  • Losing interest in activities and hobbies that used to bring pleasure
  • Feeling a need or compulsion to drink
  • Irritability when your usual drinking time nears, especially if alcohol isn't available
  • Keeping alcohol in unlikely places at home, at work or in the car
  • Gulping drinks, ordering doubles, becoming intoxicated intentionally to feel good or drinking to feel "normal"
  • Having legal problems or problems with relationships, employment or finances
  • Building a tolerance to alcohol so that you need an increasing number of drinks to feel alcohol's effects
  • Experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms — such as nausea, sweating and shaking — if you don't drink

People who abuse alcohol may experience many of the same signs and symptoms as people who are dependent on alcohol. However, alcohol abusers don't feel the same compulsion to drink and usually don't experience physical withdrawal symptoms when they don't drink. A dependence on alcohol also creates a tolerance to alcohol and the inability to control your drinking.

If you've ever wondered if your own alcohol consumption crosses the line of abuse or dependence, ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you need a drink as soon as you get up?
  • Do you feel guilty about your drinking?
  • Do you think you need to cut back on your alcohol consumption?
  • Are you annoyed when other people comment on or criticize your drinking habits?

If you answered yes to two or more questions, it's likely that you have a problem with alcohol. Even one yes answer may indicate a problem.

For more information visit the Mayo Clinic website at http://www.mayoclinic.com