Compass Regional Hospice offers drug overdose support group.

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Compass Regional Hospice is forming a new grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of loved one to a drug overdose.  RASP— Reconciling After A Substance Passing— will meet at the Compass Regional Hospice Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive in Centreville beginning Thursday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  This group will meet the third Thursday of each month.

RASP will be co-facilitated by Rhonda Knotts, MSCC, grief support coordinator and counselor; and Linda Turner, MS, grief counselor for Compass Regional Hospice.

This support group is open to anyone 18 and older. There is no cost to participate. Participants are welcome to drop in each month as they need support.

After the opioid crisis was declared a state of emergency in Maryland there has been an increase in enforcement, prevention, and treatment services, but those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to drug overdose may feel like they are forgotten about.

“Our own community has been tremendously affected by this epidemic and countless numbers of individuals now find themselves mourning the loss of a child, sibling, friend or loved one from a tragic overdose,” says Rhonda Knotts, grief support coordinator and counselor.

“Our team recognizes the effect that drug overdoses have had on our community and want to make sure that our community has the support and resources available to them,” says Knotts. “This support group is a safe place for individuals to come to reconcile with their loss, and find compassion and understanding from people experiencing similar grief challenges.”

For more information about the RASP support group, contact either of the facilitators Rhonda Knotts, rknotts@compassregionalhospice.org or Linda Turner, lturner@compassregionalhospice.org, 443-262-4100.

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