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John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve

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Russell Friedman, Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute

Russell Friedman

Executive Director
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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Alcohol can leave a trail of destruction in its wake! (5-31-11)

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Anonymous from WA writes:

My husband, 21 years married and together 24, died suddenly, after having a wonderful day with his boys, grandchildren, our very close friend and myself. He died alone, at home, and was not found for hours afterwards. He had just been through years of hell, alcohol, and had just come out of treatment and was on his way back to his real self. Now he is gone and all that anyone seems to remember about him are the last few years. Why do I have to keep reminding everyone that that was not who he was? I miss him so much but his memory is being destroyed by others around me and I see how it hurts our children—young adults—and I am so torn about how to respond.


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  • September 2014
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    Portland, OR - Sept 12-15, 2014
    Cleveland, OH - Sept 19-22, 2014
    Moncton, NB, Canada - Sept 26-29, 2014
    Los Angeles, CA - Sept 26-29, 2014
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  • October 2014
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