Losing a loved one to addiction can be especially difficult for families to wrap their heads around. Legacy.com offers advice from leading experts, helpful information related to loss, and grief support groups to help your families cope with the death of a loved one from an addiction.

Take a look at some of our resources to help those coping with addiction loss and share them with your families for additional support.

This Grieving Father Pledged to End the Addiction Epidemic
The story of Jim Hood, a father who determined that his son’s overdose would not be in vain—and now has a national movement backing him up. Read more

‘She Wanted to Live’: When Obituaries Are Honest About Addiction
More and more families are speaking out about their loved ones’ addiction deaths. We explore the rising trend of families being honest about addiction in the obituaries they’re writing. Read more

What to Expect When You Are Grieving
Grief is the natural healing process that occurs after a significant loss. It is experienced uniquely by each of us, often in waves, with emotional, cognitive, physical and social responses varying in terms of the intensity, duration, and order of our reactions to the loss. Read more

Coping With a Sudden Death
A death resulting from an addiction can often happen unexpectedly. In both sudden death and anticipated death, there is pain. However, while the grief is not greater in sudden death, the capacity to cope is diminished. Read more

Eight Surprising Things You May Feel After a Loved One’s Death
Many of us are familiar with the idea that the grieving process may include several specific stages. So it may be surprising to learn that other emotions might appear that can be downright unexpected and uncomfortable. Read more

Share Our Addiction Loss Support Group

The loss of a loved one from their addiction can turn your world upside down in an instant and leave you feeling isolated from the world at large, but you are not alone. Our private Facebook groups offer a safe space for your families to share their bereavement and connect with others experiencing the same kind of loss they are.

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