Over the past few years, the Gazette has reported on many families who have lost loved ones to the opioid epidemic. Parents want to honor their children and who they were before, after and during their struggle with addiction — and as a result, our stories have centered on the person who died. But what about all the people left behind? As one sibling said: “There’s not really a rehab for us.” In the coming days, we will tell stories about families coping with loss, frontline workers in the epidemic and programs created to support individuals and families. We will also highlight treatment options, harm-reduction strategies and resource guides for where to find help.
Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette