Below are links to various resources located externally to the Survivor Resources website. We hope you find this page useful. We will add to the list regularly so be sure to check back again.
Addiction Center “4 Ways Grief can lead to Addiction”– Grief can be an overwhelming feeling. It can last days, weeks, months, or even years. It’s a response to the death of a loved one, a relationship, or any other meaningful situation in your life. Because grief is so emotional and can cause anger, frustration, depression, and anxiety, it’s our natural reaction to want to avoid this pain. Humans are taught to avoid pain. Everyone deals with their grief differently. Some people move away or change jobs; others might cry. Some may be unable to express how they feel, while others lash out at those around them. Some people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope. There are many ways grief can lead to addiction; here are a few.
Addiction Resource– This link contains information on the top 10 best detox and drug rehab centers in Minnesota.
Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors- The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors was created by survivors for survivors. Among their many resources, they offer a community forum, offering support to suicide loss survivors 24/7.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- The AFSP website provides a plethora of online resources for those that have lost a loved one to suicide. Some of their offerings include video documentaries about suicide loss survival and a list of books that other survivors have recommended.
Bureau of Justice Statistics – Bureau of Justice Statistics has a wealth of information on various crimes. Information is available for individual states as well as national statistics.
Compassion Books – Compassion Books offers a large selection of books in the areas of loss and grief. Easily navigated, their website has books for helping people of all ages from losses due to aging, illness, homicide, suicide and divorce. Books range from simple books for children to books for professionals. All books, videos and CDs carried by Compassion Books have been carefully reviewed by trained professionals and persons who have experienced similar losses.
Delphi Behavioral Health Group– Delphi Behavioral Health Group was formed to take on the mission of treating addiction at its core. They believe that through personalized treatment in intimate settings, they can provide those suffering from substance abuse with the tools to start a journey of long-lasting recovery.
Drug Abuse Hotline– Admitting there’s a problem is the first step in overcoming addiction to alcohol or drugs, but deciding to reach out for help is the necessary second step. Substance abuse hotlines exist to help people find the support they need to start down the road to a lifetime of recovery from addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment and Recovery Resources in Minnesota– This guide was created to help the many residents of Minnesota who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction to find affordable treatment that will put them on the path to recovery.
Financial Assistance for Single Mothers– We all understand it might not be easy for single moms to take care of themselves and their children on their own. Hence, the need to gain access to a host of programs that offers financial services and grants in Minnesota. This site offers a plethora of resources available to single mothers in MN and throughout the United States.
Grief.com– Grief.com is a website with a plethora of resources for those that are grieving. It offers grief webinars, online grief workshops, free videos and information on self-care while you are grieving.
Grief Helps – Grief Helps offers a variety of no cost on-line resources to support the grieving. You will find information, encouragement and inspiration from blogs, mini-videos and books, photography and more. The site is managed by James E. Miller, a writer, photographer and presenter who has written many books and created many videos on loss and grief.
Grief in Common- Grief in common is a website whose focus is to connect individuals that are on similar grief journeys. You can fill out a profile and search for people that have endured similar circumstances. They also provide a great list of community resources for those who are grieving.
Grief and Addiction Treatment– Grief and addiction are tragically connected, with one often causing or worsening the other. Rehab can help individuals cope with both and end the cycle.
Grief and Bereavement in Accidental or Sudden Death- This online resource provides insight to the five stages of grief specific to accidental loss, offers a suggested reading list and gives several tips on seeking help and helping others during this extremely difficult time.
Grief and Recovery after a Substance Passing- Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose. Their website includes online resources to cope, a list of book recommendations, along with meditation and relaxation techniques.
Guide to Inheritance and IRA’s– This guide will give you a comprehensive overview of the implications of inheritance planning for IRAs while also giving you the tools to better handle your personal inheritance situation. Read on to discover everything there is to know about inheritance and IRAs.
Handling Finances after the Loss of a Family Member– Losing a family member is never easy. Aside from trying to handle your emotions, you have to figure out the logistics of the loss — such as funeral arrangements, dividing out assets, and handling the deceased’s finances. Before you get started, take a moment to familiarize yourself with some of the most common terms associated with the loss of a loved one.
Loneliness, Social Isolation and Substance Abuse Disorders- Information to help those suffering during these unprecedented times.
Managing Financial Challenges for Single Parents– Information on resources and assistance programs available for single parents struggling to navigate child support, car insurance, emergency funds, home loan and debt, to name a few financial adjustments. You are not alone.
MNDPS – Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
MN Office of Justice Programs – The Minnesota Office of Justice Programs is a resource for victims of crime. Crime Victim Reparation applications are available on the site as well as victim service providers by county.
New Directions for Women – Founded on the principle of healing women with addictions in a gender-specific setting with dignity and grace. Unfortunately, women are more likely to experience shame and guilt around their addiction and wait longer to seek professional help which results in the rapid progression of their disease. We offer addiction treatment and support for ALL women.
Nova – National Organization for Victim Assistance.
Office for Victims of Crime – The federal government website for resources throughout the US.
Online Therapy Resources– Admitting there’s a problem is the first step in overcoming addiction to alcohol or drugs, but deciding to reach out for help is the necessary second step. These online resources help people connect with mental health services, many of which offer free or low-cost options because no one should be denied care or hesitate to take the first step toward recovery due to financial constraints.
Second Opinion- We provide support for those that need additional guidance in their search for justice and peace.
Spring Hill Recovery Center-Coping with Grief– Grieving the loss of a loved one to drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t look the same for everyone. Understanding what to expect after experiencing loss, and how to move forward, can help you determine a path towards healing that feels right for you.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)- SAVE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide. They also offer many online resources to help individuals that have lost a loved one to suicide and provide recommendations on various useful reading materials.
Support for the Families of Homicide Victims-A blog published by the Department of Public Safety containing helpful information for families of homicide victims.
The Chris Wivholm Foundation – Our Mission is to raise funds to sponsor cutting-edge neuroscience research on addiction and high school scholarship for kids, who struggle with addiction but graduate in spite of that and pursue higher education.
The Relationship Between Alcohol and Grief- People who suffer a loss will experience grief in many ways. While some can come to terms relatively quickly, others will look for external ways to cope. Alcohol has become an all-too-common means of dealing with that grief.
Understanding Grief: Symptoms, Types and Effects of Grief- Learn about the different ways people grieve, how people work through grief and when therapy or additional treatment is necessary.
Victim Connect Resource Center- This online resource provides information on the grieving process specifically to those that have lost loved ones to homicide. It also offers information on victim rights, self care, and other resources regarding financial assistance.
Virtual Support and Addiction Meetings– American Addiction Centers (AAC) is offering virtual support meetings. These sessions will be based on traditional 12-step meetings, hosted by a person in recovery, and topics or meeting types will vary based on the group’s preference. To learn more and get registered, click on the link above.