Moshe* is a 42 year-old single man who contacted Amudim after his mother passed away; he is struggling under the tremendous burden of grief and guilt, missing the close relationship and support and love that is now gone. This loss caused a relapse and he began turning to drugs and alcohol after having been clean for several years. His drug and alcohol use started in elementary school, where he was constantly bullied; his pain was exacerbated by the emotional and physical abuse he was experiencing at the hands of his father at home.
Moshe feels that his grief surrounding his mother’s death precipitated his relapse into drugs and alcohol. When he called Amudim, our case manager suggested that Moshe begin attending Narcotics Anonymous; and after a few weeks, it was progressing smoothly. The case manager gave Moshe several referrals for therapists and continued to support and follow up with him over the next two months.
In early November, Moshe called Amudim with the happy news that he had reached out to a therapist, is now in weekly counseling, and finally feels hope that he can get to a place of healing and move past his terrible loss. This sort of struggle is sadly all too common; if you or someone you know is in despair of how to deal with and process grief of any kind, please reach out. Amudim is here to provide the necessary resources and support.
*Details changed for privacy purposes