Understanding Your Grief after a Drug-Overdose Death


Loss is always hard, but when someone you love dies of an accidental drug overdose, the grief that follows can be especially painful and challenging.

In this compassionate guide, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, one of the world’s most respected and beloved grief counselors and educators, shares the most important lessons he has learned from loved ones who’ve picked up the pieces in the aftermath of a drug overdose. Readers will learn ideas for coping in the early days after the tragic death, as well as ways to transcend the stigma associated with overdose deaths. The book also explores common thoughts and feelings, the six needs of mourning, self-care essentials, finding hope, and more.

Yes, the road you are now walking is a heartbreaking one, but the principles in this guide will help you step through the darkness and back into the light.

Understanding Your Grief After A Drug-Overdose Death is part of Companion Press’s Words of Hope and Healing series—empathetic books on grief and other loss-related topics, with just the right amount of education and support.

Additional Information

Weight.5 lbs
Dimensions6.5 × 4.5 × 1 in
Weight.5 lbs
Dimensions6.5 × 4.5 × 1 in

ISBN: 978-1-617222-22-1

Author: Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Product Type: Paperback

Number of Pages: 64

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