Life hands us many losses. These can include loss of a partner or spouse, loss of a parent or a child, or loss of any loved person or pet. We also experience loss in terms of identity, our employment, our home or our independence. The suicide of a person important to you can lead to especially confusing feelings of grief and anger. If you value something and it ends or is gone from your life, it is felt as a loss and is often accompanied by grief and sadness.
When your loved one loses his or her battle with opioid addiction there is a pain that you might think no one can understand. Grief and loss are part of this human existence but the loss of a loved one who had become part of a life they didn’t anticipate and wouldn’t have consciously chosen is especially difficult. If you or someone you know is grieving this unique loss a Samaritan counselor can help.
These are all very uncomfortable feelings. It can be difficult to eat, sleep or engage in any of your usual activities. Perhaps you want to sleep too much or eat too much. Sometimes alcohol or other substances are used in an attempt to ease the discomfort and pain of mourning. Everybody experiences grief in their own way; there is no right way to grieve.
Samaritan Counseling Center counselors can help you navigate through this difficult and painful process of mourning. Please contact us today for an appointment within one week. We have multiple offices and our specialists are ready to support, educate, and guide you through this process.