There aren’t many grief resources for sibling who’ve lost a brother or sister to substance use, most resources are for the parents. But there are a few . . .
Virtual Sibling Grief Meetings
GRAPLErva is a grief support group for families who’ve lost a loved one to addiction. They have both parents and siblings who attend. They are currently holding grief group meetings every Tuesday and Friday night at 6:30pm. For the Zoom meeting ID and password text/call 804-229-5024, or email GrapleRVA@gmail.com
Online Support Groups
There is a private Facebook support group for siblings who’ve lost a brother or sister to substance use called Team Sharing – SIBLINGS. They have hundreds of members from all over the country.
Another private Facebook group specifically for a substance use loss: Siblings Strong
Facebook page (not private group) for any type of sibling loss: Sibling Loss Awareness
Most hospice offices have grief support groups for children who have lost a loved one. These are free and open to members of the community.
Visit What’s Your Grief, they have a great support community for siblings.
Grieving the loss of a loved one is a painful, yet natural part of healing. We’re here to help you navigate through that process. We offer ongoing bereavement support at no cost, even if your loved one hasn’t received care from Hospice of the Piedmont. You’re always welcome to join our support groups, events, workshops, camps, and individual counseling. See below for more information about how Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Grief Healing serves our community.