HospiceCare Offers Support Group for Loss Due to Substance Abuse

PITTSFIELD — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will host a support group for those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse or addiction. The next group will meet Mondays, from April 17 to May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Medical Center Chapel.

When loved ones die as a result of addiction, the stigma of this disease may leave survivors feeling alone, angry, guilty, or hurt. Finding support can be very difficult when others don’t understand the loss.

To register for the support group or for more information, call the BMC Pastoral Care Department at (413) 447-2251 or HospiceCare in the Berkshires at (413) 443-2994.

HospiceCare in the Berkshires is a nonprofit organization with more than 35 years of experience providing compassionate end-of-life care. Services include ensuring patient comfort, managing symptoms, providing personal care and companionship, respite care, and end-of-life planning. It also offers counseling services to help anyone in the community through the grieving process.