Surviving Loss by Overdose


Statisticians keep count. Politicians pass laws. Police are overwhelmed. Preachers condemn. Doctors medicate. Business looks at the bottom line. And academia is stymied. Yet the flood of heartache and sorrow continues.

Drugs are rampant in today’s world, yet nobody has answers. We only have stories. Our stories. The stories of our intelligent, kind and promising loved ones who fell victim to a villain disguised as pills, capsules, liquids, and powders that overpowered their logic, willpower, and survival instinct.

Surviving Loss by Overdose is a collection of 12 raw stories by people who answered 18 questions about losing a loved one to an overdose to help educate, open the dialogue, raise awareness, and invite society to offer survivors the compassion that’s often denied in a stigmatized death.