Quote for December 29th by Ashley Brewer

Quote for December 29th by Ashley Brewer #TheWellnessUniverse #WUVIP #Quote

Learn the truth about stigmatized grief with the featured Quote for December 29th by Ashley Brewer via The Wellness Universe.

Similar to how a family feels after losing a loved one to suicide, losing a loved one to a substance abuse overdose brings upon great challenges for the family left behind. From negative social responses to trying to find meaning behind the sudden loss, it’s common that the loved ones feel a sense of guilt surrounding their grief. During such a fragile time, one would think that there would be endless support from friends and relatives, however, that isn’t always the case. Oftentimes, what one person considers to be a great loss gets unrecognized by others. Much of our society have personal views that overdose deaths are the fault of the addict and their disturbed and immoral behavior, or in a sense, happy that another junkie is off the streets.

It’s difficult to fathom how those of us who have lost a loved one at the hands of addiction can even begin our grieving processes when we are surrounded by so much negativity and judgment. This is our reality. This is where stigmatized grief comes into play…

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