Among the many : wisdom, companionship, and hope for those who have lost a loved one to drug overdose / featured experts Franklin Cook, MA, CPC ; Sandra Farrell, MS, CADC.
- ISBN: 164060393X
- ISBN: 9781640603936
- Physical Description: 1 video disc (50 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Brewster, MA : Paraclete Press, Inc. 2019.
For downloadable discussion questions and a sample group guide visit www.paracletepress.com.
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TOPICS COVERED: What addiction is -- The current drug epidemic in the United States -- Stigma that surrounds addiction and death from overdose -- How this stigma can complicate the grieving process -- The difficulty of ambiguous loss -- Dynamics in a family who have a loved one with an addiction -- Feelings of guilt and relief -- Unanswered questions -- Grief is not linear -- The emotions of grief -- Doing the work of grief -- Things that can help.
"Deaths due to drug related overdose in the United States are 115 people every day. Thousands of families are affected by the drug epidemic in this country, and it is a serious national crisis. The parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones left behind are faced with many unanswerable questions, made worse by the stigma associated with this kind of death. The truth is that addiction is a disease, just like cancer. And while that disease leaves devastating loss in its wake, those who grieve are not alone, and there are people and resources to help. With testimony from addiction experts, and family members who have walked through this particular loss, AMONG THE MANY offers hope for anyone grieving the death of a person due to opioid overdose."--Back cover
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