Healing after your child dies from an overdose

Polly is like any other mother of four adult children in her commitment to their success and happiness. One day her third son went to his parents to tell them he had been misusing opioids for four years, which started a rollercoaster of detox and relapses.  One day he went missing and was found in his car, dead from an overdose of oxycontin laced with fentanyl. Polly talks about how overwhelming a sudden death is, the stigma, guilt, anger, and tremendous grief that effects the entire family. 

Please listen also to our podcast episode about losing someone to overdose: Episode 41: When someone you love dies from an overdose. The page also has resources.

We hope you benefit and learn something new from this interview.  If you have a story you want to tell on this program contact Dr. Matzo at marianne@every1dies.org.  We would love to hear from you.

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