• LOSS OF A LOVED ONE THROUGH ADDICTION
     
    Grief can take a serious toll, even on the most resilient people.
     
    Recovery
       Recovery from the death of a loved one is an unpredictable process.
       Frequently our mind doesn't realize the loved one is gone and the 
       emotions come in painful waves.  Recovery is learning to
       manage the waves.
     
    Emotions
       The range of emotions we may feel include numbness, denial, resentment,
       regret, anger, fear, confusion, a sense of being lost, and detachment
       from others.  We have feelings of failure, loneliness, senseless loss and
       we may be desperate for relief.
     
       Support is Available...                                  
     
    Local Grief Support Groups
       Life Transitions Center   716-836-6460
          www.hospicebuffalo.com/services/grief-support
       Compassionate Friends of WNY
          tcfofwny.org
        Horizon Health - Parent and Family Support Programs
          www.horizon-health.org
     
    Web Support Sites:
        www.deathteaches.com/resources/
       thegrieftoolbox.com/whatisgrief
        journeyofhearts.org/grief/accident2.html
       bereavedparentsusa.org/
       www.bpusabuff.org
       m.wikihow.com/Survive-the-Death-of-Your-Child
     
     
                                     Addictions Hotline
                                (716) 831- 7007
                                         24 hour
                 Support - Link to Treatment - Referral
     
     *Information from Erie County Opiate Epidemic TASK FORCE pamphlet