I lost my parent

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.)

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Grieving an Overdose: A Teen’s Perspective

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Don't Call My Brother a Junkie

A Family Disrupted: Dealing with the Death of a Sibling

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