The HeArt of Recovery

Overdose Awareness Day- Moving Mountains Through Grief and Healing

August 21, 2023 NCAAR- Advocacy Program Season 1 Episode 4
The HeArt of Recovery
Overdose Awareness Day- Moving Mountains Through Grief and Healing
Show Notes

In celebration of International Overdose Awareness Day, listen to a tremendous advocate, clinician, and mother, Abby Boxman. She shares her story by celebrating her son, Justin, who suffered from a fatal overdose 12 years ago.  Abby harnesses the power of her grief experience to "move mountains" in the addiction field. 

Abby's journey through grief compelled her to find resources that are vital to healing, such as GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing)  http://grasphelp.org/ . Her inconceivable loss also led her to go back to school for her MSW, LCSW so she can help other families work through their loss and the grief process.  

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