For those who have lost someone to substance use or addiction in Canada.

Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP) was created in 2003 to offer understanding, compassion, and support for those who have lost someone they love through addiction and overdose.

GRASP is a subsidiary of Broken No More, a U.S. based 501(c)3 non-profit organization. GRASP offers meeting locations and resources within Canada and the United States. Our bereavement support groups, for those who have lost someone to substance use, are currently available in several provinces.

To locate your nearest GRASP chapter in Canada, please visit Canada Chapters.

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Cautionary Note

It has come to our attention recently that there is a organization/person that has recently been found using our GRASP name, content, and organization materials without permission (labeling themselves as GRASP Canada and GRASPCanada.org). They are in no way affiliated to GRASP and have no ties to us. We hope this has not caused you any confusion.

First Steps

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CONTACT GRASP

Contact Us

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EXPRESS YOUR LOSS

Local Meetings

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FIND YOURSELF AGAIN

Find Yourself

Local Grief Recovery Meetings
group leaders needed
Elle Interview

Excerpt: How I Stopped Blaming Myself for My Son’s Overdose Death

A son's death and a mother's love. This is the story of Josh Olt who overdosed on heroin and died at the age of 16. This is the story of the mother he left behind. It is not a story of "moving on," or "getting over it." For those of you who have lost someone you love to overdose, you know those things don't happen. This is, instead, a story of disenfranchised grief, of self-blame, of what-ifs, of should-haves, and how to find a way to let go of that guilt.

Finding GRASP, Exiting the Fog

Doug Biggers, whose son, Landon, died of opioid overdose in 2017, pauses in his home office next to a framed photo of his son wearing his favorite jersey, in La Quinta, California.

GRASP Retreat 2018 Post Event Update

The 2018 GRASP Retreat and Conference was a success both in numbers and in personal participation. We reconnected with old friends and met new ones and we learned so much! It was wonderful. Thank you to our planning committee, amazing speakers and our participants.
Elle Interview

Excerpt: How I Stopped Blaming Myself for My Son’s Overdose Death

A son's death and a mother's love. This is the story of Josh Olt who overdosed on heroin and died at the age of 16. This is the story of the mother he left behind. It is not a story of "moving on," or "getting over it." For those of you who have lost someone you love to overdose, you know those things don't happen. This is, instead, a story of disenfranchised grief, of self-blame, of what-ifs, of should-haves, and how to find a way to let go of that guilt.
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