Support Groups Available For Those Affected By Death Due To Overdose

By: Grady Thompson

VESTAL – As the drug addiction epidemic continues to grow both regionally and nationally, more and more people are left to grieve deaths related to opioid overdoses.

Lourdes Hospital will be offering support groups for children and adults alike who are mourning an opioid-related tragedy. The support groups will be separated by age, and will be led by certified social workers in an effort to help address the unique challenges and emotions associated with this type of grief and loss.

The support groups will begin on Tuesday, September 27, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Lourdes Hospice and will continue every Tuesday for six weeks. Lourdes Hospice is located at 4102 Old Vestal Road in Vestal, and registration is required. To register, call 607-584-3110.

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