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January 10, 2014

Health Beat: New group offers help for addiction

The first meeting of the Freedom From Addictions Chalice Circle will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in Newburyport.

The circle is a one-hour, weekly support group meeting for those with addiction and family and friends who are affected. Though it is not a treatment program, it will offer resources and information to help develop a recovery process.

The circle will be led by a facilitator and will include a chalice lighting, readings and discussion. Meetings are free and will take place every Friday at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St.

Groveland Boy Scouts host blood drive

Boy Scout Troop 87 of Groveland is sponsoring a blood drive on Tuesday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Central Fire Station in the Town Hall complex on Route 113.

Snacks will be served, and Scouts will be on hand to lend support to donors.

Individuals who are 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

In January, all presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free pound of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.

For more information, call 800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

A night of pampering in Newburyport

Healthcare Complete will offer complimentary nutrition and health screenings on Wednesday night from 6 to 9.

The evening will also include skin care consultations with LCM Skin Therapy; chair massages with Newburyport Massage Therapy and ReNew Mind, Body & Spirit; and sugar scrub hand treatment and foot reflexology with BC Essentials.

Food and drinks will be available, and door prizes will be given away. Registration is required; call 978-499-9355.

Healthcare Complete, a chiropractic and nutrition center owned by Dr. Jennah Dieter, is located at 260 Merrimac St., Newburyport.

Peer-led support for mental illness

The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness hosts a Family & Friends Support Group on the first and third Thursday of every month.

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