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  1. ellen beck
    October 12, 2016 @ 9:04

    I have known some who have turned to drugs or alcohol after a loss. but the ones I have known haave turned int ‘closet’ drinkers or drug users or as others call it a ‘functioning’ user. Most maintain their jobs until it gets too overwhelming.
    Dealing with death is hard, but it can be dealt with. People just have to understand it isnt a cookie cutter approach for all some will talk some wont at all.

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  2. Anne
    October 13, 2016 @ 9:04

    Interesting post. I found that being alone was difficult after my dear mother died, but I also found it difficult to be with people. Addiction runs in my family, so I was very conscious of the danger. It’s at those dark times that we have to remember to watch out for and take care of each other.

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  3. Julie Wood
    October 14, 2016 @ 9:04

    A person needs to deal with their grief in a way that will not harm them. Getting help by talking to family members and friends, or a counselor or minister can really help the person who is coping with loss. We need to let those that are hurting that we are there for them and help support them.

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  4. Terry Stevens
    October 14, 2016 @ 9:04

    I have gone through a lot of grief in my life, losing a husband at age 42, losing my 22 year old daughter, losing my brother and losing my father. I have not done drugs but did drink after I lost my husband. I learned the hard way that alcohol is a depressant and does not take away the pain or grief. I no longer drink and assist others through their grief.

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  5. Michelle S
    October 16, 2016 @ 9:04

    It can start so innocent as simply a way to cope but the potential effects can be devastating for the persona and everyone around them.

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  6. ginette4
    October 16, 2016 @ 9:04

    Just lost my nephew last month and I tell you that there were days that the wine bottle was emptied…it helped but didn’t change a thing..I realized was I was doing and put a stop to it but I can see and understand it very well

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  7. Rust
    October 16, 2016 @ 9:04

    What a very informative and compelling — and thought provoking post. I sometimes think there’s something way different about me but alcohol and drugs just hold no appeal …I want it straight up all the time. I need to feel what I feel, fully …and sit with it.

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  8. rust
    October 16, 2016 @ 9:04

    What a sad and all too real topic. This is a very compelling post. I shared in the hope that you can reach others with it.

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  9. Dana Rodriguez
    October 26, 2016 @ 9:04

    This is so sad but a great article. It is so easy to turn to something to “dull the pain” but it does not solve anything. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. ellen beck
    October 28, 2016 @ 9:04

    I think too dealing with a potentially life threatening illness or a divorce leaves some open to trying to ‘forget’ with alcohol or drugs. It isnt an good answer- most oftentimes someone needs you most at those times be it whomever is going through illness or children if a divorce is happening.

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