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Grief Support for Addiction and Overdose Losses

  • 08/31/2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)
  • Online

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to any significant loss, whether that is a bereavement loss or a non-death loss. Family members of those with substance use disorders often experience deep ambiguous loss, a type of grief often misunderstood by professionals and can prove incredibly complex for families. The first half of this is designed to understand and provide strategies for families grieving loved ones who are living with substance use disorders.

The second half of this program will assist professionals in responding to the unique grief following a substance-related death. Over
dose deaths hit 107,000 in 2021, a record in the US and an increase of nearly 20% over the previous annual high. Unfortunately, research and support around this type of loss remain limited. This session will provide strategies for supporting those dealing with the most common complex issues of substance-related grief, including disenfranchised grief, guilt, blame, relief, and introducing basic coping tools for individuals and support systems.

The american academy of bereavement

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The American Academy of Bereavement
14607 Felton Court
Suite 116
Apple Valley, MN 55124

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