People Addicted to Opioids in USA, 2020
Population, State of Florida, 2020
People Die Each Day From Opioids in USA, 2021
This must STOP NOW!
Latest Numbers in US
12-month period ending November 2021
Race & Addiction
Perceived deaths among poor and minorities due to stigma.
The reality is that overdoses are happening in gated communities among
upper and middle-class families who are successful and prominent members of society.
Addiction does not discriminate.
Racial Breakdown of Deaths
24 per 100,000
62 per 100,000
421 per 100,000
114 per 100,000
27 6 per 100,000
521 per 100,000
96 per 100,000
354 per 100,000
604 per 100,000
Trevor Wayne Chase Martin
Amber Renee Lara
Jena Rose Tucker
Chad Ryan Marx
Chrissie LaBarbera Burton
Miranda Rae Bodenheimer
Kirby Luke Randolph
Patrick Michael Raynor, Jr.
Jesse R. Peiffer
Stephen Charles Angel, II
Rachael Hurst Angel
Victoria "Rikki" Siegel
Michael Reid Alberts
Joshua Lee Turek
Mark Allen Werkman, II
Amber & Allison
Reducing Stigma through public awareness and education, Family Support and Relapse Prevention Focus
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Overdose Loss, Grief, and Resilience
The following research encompasses the analysis of peer-reviewed journal articles on complex grief and obtaining resilience after losing a loved one. It analyzes the effects of loss on mourners, the processing of grief, and evidence-based research on finding resilience.
Overdose loss has underlying intricacies of stigma, shame, and blame which add to the normal stages of grief and complicate the process of healing.
Overdose does not discriminate; it can happen in any family. With the number of overdoses skyrocketing, it is important to look at the families who are affected.
There is an abundance of research on grief from many angles, but there is a much-needed gap to be filled when it comes to Overdose Grief.