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Online Resources – Loss Due to Substance Use

7 Ways Grief is Compounded by an Overdose Death

BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

Drug and Alcohol Related Bereavement Project - Adfam

Article: Parental Grief After a Child's Drug Death...

Download: The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) "Gone Too Soon" Grief Handbook To order a physical copy of the Gone Too Soon Grief Handbook, Click Here.

Brochure: Helping Yourself Heal When Someone You Care About Dies of a Drug Overdose by Dr. Alan Wolfelt - available through the BC Bereavement Helpline. Please click here to order.

The G.A.P. Network Grief and Addiction Support Resource List - A resource list with emphasis on social media communities, compiled by individuals who have lost loved ones to drug overdose.

From Grief to Action - A voice and support network for families and friends affected by substance use.

Moms Stop the Harm is an advocacy group consisting of a network of Canadian mothers and families whose loved ones have died due to substance use, or hope for recovery. You can join as a Network Ally or Network Member. Click here for their Facebook page.

Healing Hearts Group : Bereavement and Peer Support After a Substance Use or Drug Harms. The meetings provide an opportunity for mutual support and understanding. 

Nar-Anon - The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction proglem of someone very newar to you. Click here for BC Nar-Anon Meetings.

Parents Forever - Supporting families affected by substance use. Parents Forever is a professionally supported, mutual support group for parents and family members of adult addicted children (18 years of age and up) located in Vancouver.


Support Groups for Loss due to Substance Use

Healing Hearts - a peer-based support group for families and loved ones who have lost someone to a substance related passing.

GRASP - Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing Support Groups