WakeUp Carolina presents its new substance use disorder grief support group for people grieving from losing a loved one to addiction, substance use, or a substance-related death.
The group will begin meeting on May 2, and you can save your spot in advance.
Who should attend? This group is open to individuals above the age of 18 years old and:
- Parents who have lost a child
- Siblings (18+) who have lost a sibling
- Individuals who have lost a spouse/partner
- Individuals who have lost a friend
Who leads the group? Due to the sensitive nature of the group, the group will be led by a licensed therapist, Abby Foster, LISW-CP, MAC
- Why attend? Find encouragement and receive support from peers who have endured similar losses
- What To Expect? A community and a safe place for individuals to share their experiences about the impact of loss due to addiction
- When? Will begin on Tuesday, May 2, weekly at 6:00 pm
- Where? 857 Coleman Blvd. Suite D, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
In WakeUp Carolina’s efforts with families who have lost loved ones, we’ve often seen how others within the inner circle can be overlooked outside of the direct family. We feel compelled at attempting to help the entire system around someone who has been lost too early. Including but not limited to, mothers, fathers, siblings, friends, cousins, aunts, uncles, mentors, and/or healthcare workers. Acknowledging the impact felt at each level of an individual’s inner circle and educating participants on the grieving process.
The support group provides a community and a safe place for individuals to share their experiences about the impact of loss due to addiction. Individuals often find encouragement and benefit from receiving support from peers who have endured similar losses. A licensed therapist will provide education on various topics related to grief, loss, and grief recovery, followed by facilitating a peer support group.