During this online webinar, held on Wednesday 2 November 2016, expert speaker and Adfam trustee Lorna Templeton provided an overview of the relationship between traumatic bereavement and substance misuse. This included a discussion of social aspects of grief and an overview of the potential for all forms of sudden death to lead to substance misuse issues. An overview of the essential 5-step method of intervention, and the ways that this can be used to support relatives and children, was also covered.
A recording of the webinar is now available on our YouTube channel here.
We have made available a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation from the day, for your reference. Please click the link below to view.
- Supporting families affected by another's drug and alcohol problem, and those bereaved through substance use
Lorna Templeton, Independent Research Consultant, Bristol, and visiting fellow, University of Bath
Other useful papers and guidance reports from Sudden are available here.