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Understanding The Client Grief Process Of An Overdose Or Other Substance Use-Related Death.

A Different Kind of Griefsm 

The increase in deaths from drug overdose or related substance use has become a national public health crisis. The stigma, shame, and trauma associated with substance use disorders – before and after a death– complicate the grief process for someone who has lost a loved one to an SUD-related death.  

In this webinar, professional recovery coach Gloria Englund will present three video case studies that examine how this complex interplay of emotions contribute to “disenfranchised “ grief—grief that is not openly acknowledged—and create a roadblock in the healing process.

The presentation will include time for discussion and Q&A.


Gloria Englund Gloria Englund, founder of Recovering u, is a psychotherapist who holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Development. As a professional Recovery Coach, she works with individuals and families dealing with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, and relationships. Gloria has personal as well as professional knowledge of addiction and recovery; her oldest son, Aaron, died of a heroin overdose in 2007.  One of her groups, A Different Kind of Griefsm, offers a unique type of grief support for those seeking healing after a loved one dies from a substance use-related death.

Her book, Living in the Wake of Addiction: Lessons for Courageous Caregiving, demystifies addiction, defies stigma, offers hope for recovery, and serves as a guide for professionals, families and individuals seeking support on the journey of recovery.

Starts: Apr. 1, 2020 11:00 am
Ends: Apr. 1, 2020 12:30 pm
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