Families who have lost loved ones to overdose don’t need to feel alone in grief

Posted 31 March 2021 at 3:46 pm


Leigh and I have been on a grief journey since June 1, 2019, the day our son Mark passed from a substance use overdose. There have been times when we were angry, sad, frustrated, and depressed – sometimes separately, sometimes all at once.

There are so many others who have shared this experience, and too many who are, and sadly will. This madness of the opioid epidemic has to stop!

Orleans Recovery – Hope Begins Here, Suite 190, 243 South Main Street in Albion, offers Missing Angels, a program to help those coping with grief from substance use passing. Orleans Recovery offers this program as an outreach to the citizens of Orleans County, Genesee County, Western Monroe County, and Eastern Niagara County in Western New York.

Leigh and I are happy to do this, to be A Voice For Mark, in this continuing struggle.

Missing Angels meets twice a month, once in an online meeting, and then in-person. We welcome any and all who have gone through this horrible experience of living with, and losing, a loved one who has suffered with, and died from a substance use disorder.

Please contact Orleans Recovery, 585-210-8750, or email orleansrecoveryhope@gmail.com for details on where and when we hold the meetings.

You are not alone in your grief.


Chuck & Leigh Kinsey