Loss and Grief: Complicated by Addiction

Karen Vadino, MSW, LPCC, OCPC II

Grieving is a very personal experience, and many factors influence how grief is handled.

Though we all experience grief differently, we all have the same goal, which is acceptance. Acceptance takes time and can be a slow and gradual process. Grief is a natural process involving several stages which we all move through in our own time. However that happens for us, it is important that we experience it. If we do not, it goes unresolved and can lead to depression. This workshop will provide participants with information about the process of grief and the steps involved as well as how to successfully move through it.