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Overdose Grief, Loss & Healing Supports - Webinar

Overdose Grief, Loss and Healing Supports

Current statistics note 108,174 overdoses occurred in the previous 12 months ending in April 2022. Stimulants, fentanyl, and a newly identified compound called Xylazine are having an impact on the high rates of overdoses. Appropriately, funding is targeting organizational and practice specific opportunities to provide prevention and treatment for people with struggling with opioid used disorder. In the interim, how do we respond to the emotional and psychological toll the overdose of a client or resident has on professional caregivers and other peers? What are the best ways to support both staff and clients?

This interactive session reviews some of the issues that arise when residents in recovery environments experience and donā€™t survive a recurrence or relapse. Content review the behavioral, physical, and psychological responses to grief, self-care options, and coping strategies. Discussion also reviews emerging data on Xylazine and overdose postvention activities that can help support healing and recovery after an overdose loss.

February 13, 2023
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