At Christmas time we look back and reflect on the people who are so dear to us. People with alcohol and drug problems age before their time due to the damage that is caused to their body by substances.
Grieving the loss of health or a life lost due to substance use is often a hidden sorrow. Finnish Blue Ribbon is now publishing a handbook to help people and equip people to process their grief.
The new handbook is called: "Shared grief is easier to carry" ( Jaettu suru – kevyempi kantaa) it looks in a sensitive way to the substance abuse related losses and guides with practical examples in different stages of grief. It also gives tools for setting up a self help group for people with similar experiences. The book will be lanunched in January 2020.
At this Christmas time we hope that nobody is left alone and we are thankful for your support that makes this work possible and look forward to continuing together with you in the new year 2020.
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