Dystonia Support Group Educational Meeting – “Learning about Dystonia and the Brain.” First in a series to explore the brain. Teaches information about dystonia, which part of the brain is affected and how it might relate to other neurological issues. Group discussion will follow the lecture. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200 711 S. Cowley St. Free; family and friends of dystonia patients are welcome. Call (509) 891-9131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and for more information.
Nicotine Anonymous – Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.
Night Life Support Group – Foster, adoptive, and kinship parents meet the fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Shilo Hills Fellowship, 207 E. Lincoln Road. Call Dru Powers at (509) 928-6697 for more information.
North Idaho/Eastern Washington Gluten Free Support Group – For those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and wheat allergies. Monthly meetings feature a roundtable discussion on nutrition, recipes, dining out and more. Call (509) 536-7932 for times and locations and more information or sign up for e-mail reminders at www.meetup.com/NorthID- EasternWA-GlutenFree/.
Parents of Addicted Teens Group (Fee-Based Support Group) – For information, call (509) 747-6901 and leave a message.
Parkinson’s – Meets the third Monday of the month, 2-4 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. For more information, call (509) 473-2490.
Partners of Addicts (Fee-Based Support Group) – For more information, call (509) 747-6901 and leave a message.
Passages – Provides peer-to-peer support for primary caregivers of children/adolescents with complex mental-health needs. Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Volunteers of America Building, 525 W. Second Ave., Passages Parent room. Call (509) 688-1103 or (509) 892-9241.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group – For people with this painful condition causing numbness, tingling, pain in feet and legs. Meets the second Thursday of every other month, at Rockwood Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave., 7-9 p.m. Call (509) 995-2991 for more information.
Post-Abortion Recovery Support Group – Ongoing support for men and women. Call (509) 444-9035 or e-mail email@example.com for times and locations.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome – Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 2:30 p.m., Women’s Drop-in Center, 218 S. Howard St. Call (509) 455-4249.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – Meets the second Friday of the month, 11 a.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. For information, call (509) 921-6645.
Rectal Cancer – Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7 p.m. For information and location, call Providence Cancer Support Center at (509) 474-5490.
Relationships Support Group – Meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The group focuses on building communication skills in all relationships. For more information and location, call Heart to Heart Counseling and Psychotherapy, (509) 747-7147.
Schizophrenia Support Group – Provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness, Spokane. Meets the first Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., at Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 266. Call Ron Anderson at (509) 235-4630 for more information.
Scleroderma – Will meet April 20 and Oct. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 263. Call Debbie Liddell at (509) 467-8725 or Roberta Choma at (509) 467-7269. Scleroderma Foundation Web site is www.scleroderma.org.