Grieving the Loss of a Family Member

The death of a beloved person can be a very distressing experience, and understanding how to cope with grief in general can be helpful regardless of the circumstances of the person’s death.
There are some common factors that distinguish the experience of grief after a death from substance use (accidental overdose, or other accident, suicide, homicide, or medical complication) from other kinds of grief. (In Part 1 & Part 2 of an article on this topic, read comments from others who have experienced this kind of loss.)


The Unique Dangers of Grieving in Recovery

The Fix

When Sobriety Meets Grief and Grief Meets Sobriety

What’s Your Grief We recommend also reviewing the comments made by other readers of this article.

Grief ABC’s and 123’s

Sober Grid

Mother’s Loss Leads into Long-Term Recovery

South Jersey Courier Post

Online peer grief support group: Team Sharing

These are private Facebook groups per state. You must be on Facebook and apply to join. The focus of these groups is supporting bereaved parents …

Online peer grief support group: The Compassionate Friends

This is a private Facebook group. You must be on Facebook and apply to join. The focus of this group is supporting bereaved parents and …

Online peer grief support group: GRASP

Facebook support group for members only. You must be on Facebook and apply to join. This group is for Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing.

Substance Abuse and Overdose: When a Loved One Dies

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Coping With The Stigma of Grieving an Overdose Death

Amateur’s Guide to Death & Dying

Managing Difficult Times

Center for Complicated Grief

Among the Many

Paraclete Press

Surviving the Grief of an Overdose Death

What’s Your Grief


Among the Many Trailer

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