Loss Due to Substance Use

Toxic Drug Poisoning Grief Support Group

In response to the ongoing provincial toxic drug crisis, the BC Bereavement Helpline is adapting our proven 8-week traumatic loss support group model to support those that have lost someone due to toxic drug poisoning.

Losing someone to substance use related harm can add complex layers of grief, such as stigma and isolation, unresolved questions, and complicated feelings that can come with traumatic loss. BCBH’s support groups provide participants with connection to others who have experienced a similar type of loss. Our experienced facilitators provide education, grief coping tools, and hold space for restorative retelling.

Group Details:

  • Tuesdays from 6PM to 8PM, March 5 – April 23, 2024.
  • 8-weeks, participants are expected to be available for all 8 sessions
  • Downtown Kamloops (address will be shared with confirmed participants)
  • Registration and intake required

*Only 2 spots remain. Anyone that registers after the group is full will be added to a waitlist*

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Gone Too Soon Grief Handbook

The BC Bereavement Helpline is committed to supporting anyone in BC who is grieving the loss of a loved one due to substance use. We are currently in the process of developing new programs to support those bereaved by substance use and we hope to get funding soon.

The BC Centre on Substance Use has developed a very helpful grief guidebook entitled Gone Too Soon.

Click to Download Grief Handbook

The BC Bereavement Helpline works to have the most updated information on grief support groups specific to substance use. If you are seeking help our support due to the loss of a loved one, please call us at 604-738-9950 or email us at [email protected] where we may be able to provide you the most recent programs and resources.

The G.A.P. Network Grief and Addiction Support Resource List – A resource list with emphasis on social media communities, compiled by individuals who have lost loved ones to drug overdose.

Loss by Substance Use – Additional Resources