Grief from Multiple Losses

First of all, it is very important that community leaders and the public at large understand more completely the extent to which many frontline care providers are exposed to mass casualties from the opioid-overdose epidemic.

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Did My Person Intend to Die? Three key questions can affect people’s grief in the wake of a death caused by drugs or alcohol. The …

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Free Webinar Offered to Frontline Providers A free archived webinar, Grief and Managing an Opioid Death, focuses on frontline workers in the opioid crisis and …

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Groups Show Beauty of Siblings Helping Siblings By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Dealing with the aftermath of an overdose is complicated for families and …

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His Recovery Honors Those Who Died By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor It is almost 7 p.m. on a Tuesday evening, and I’m sitting in …

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Bereaved Siblings Share “Instant Bond” By Jenni Colecchi, Guest Contributor Seventy-five days into my recovery and exactly six months into our brother’s, our sister, Christi, …

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Peer Helper Profile: Colleen & Gordon Bullard By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor Fourteen months after Cory Bullard completed an intensive, multi-step recovery program — …

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Autumn Highlights Endings, Beginnings By Kerry J. Bickford, VOICES Editor September has arrived and families everywhere are preparing for a new year as schools scramble …

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Pain of Loss ‘Makes Me Fight Harder’ By Kiki Huff, Guest Contributor March 25, 2017 was the day I received the news that my partner, …

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“Why?” Is Part of Grief Journey A key question that affects people’s grief in the wake of a death caused by drugs or alcohol is: …

Announce Memorial

Website Links Bereaved to Loved Ones SADOD is launching Honoring the Many, which according to a statement on the new memorial website, was created “because …

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Click Away

Featured Resource: Help Is a Click Away Many people who read this newsletter know or work with someone who is grieving. SADOD is dedicated to …

DaveS Profile

Peer Grief Helper Profile: Dave Swindell By Kerry J. Bickford When Dave Swindell talks about his son Christopher, his face lights up with a half-smile …

Grief Parallels

When Grief Intersects with Recovery By AnnE O’Neil, Guest Contributor Substance-use issues make a lot of things in a person’s life complicated.  For example, I …

Self-care FCP

She Balances Compassion with Self-Care By Jill Shanahan, Guest Contributor I want to share two stories from my time as a harm-reduction worker at Tapestry …

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Find Resources and Information at GRG Site SADOD is proud to be associated with two peer grief helpers with affiliations to the MA Commission on …

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Grief and Stigma

Grieving After an Overdose Death: The First Days (Part One)

Overdose Awareness Day August 31st

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