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Angela Kennecke is a journalist who lost her 21-year-old daughter Emily to fentanyl poisoning on May 16, 2018. Angela is "grieving out loud" to try to put an end to this epidemic by stopping the stigma and promoting treatment of substance use disorder as the disease it is. Anyone coping with loss and looking for inspiration can benefit from listening to this podcast.

Grieving Out Loud: A Mother Coping with Loss in the Opioid Epidemi‪c‬ Angela Kennecke

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    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

Angela Kennecke is a journalist who lost her 21-year-old daughter Emily to fentanyl poisoning on May 16, 2018. Angela is "grieving out loud" to try to put an end to this epidemic by stopping the stigma and promoting treatment of substance use disorder as the disease it is. Anyone coping with loss and looking for inspiration can benefit from listening to this podcast.

    Why prison is no place for those suffering from addiction

    Why prison is no place for those suffering from addiction

    A woman who served time after overdosing on fentanyl says she didn't get help for addiction in prison

    • 43 min
    Mindfulness and Grief

    Mindfulness and Grief

    Heather Stang is a thanatologist, yoga therapist, author who has advice for the grieving.

    • 44 min
    "Remember Me:" The gift of a song to a grieving mom

    "Remember Me:" The gift of a song to a grieving mom

    A mother rights a son she was was inspired by her son who died of overdose

    • 34 min
    Mother, grandmother in recovery with help from Emily's Hope

    Mother, grandmother in recovery with help from Emily's Hope

    A mother and grandmother shares her story of recovery through Emily's Hope

    • 21 min
    Phil's story: What went wrong

    Phil's story: What went wrong

    25-year-old Phil's doctor and his mother speak out, saying his overdose death could have been prevented.

    • 45 min
    After a two-decades' long alcohol addiction, a husband and father finds recover through Emily's Hope

    After a two-decades' long alcohol addiction, a husband and father finds recover through Emily's Hope

    A husband and father of two receives an Emily's Hope treatment scholarship for alcohol addiction

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

rlancemitchell ,

Phil’s Story: What went wrong

Not only is this interview a poignant statement on the failure of our addiction recovery system, but it is also an exploration into the collateral damage suffered by family and supporters of those lost in the throes of addiction. This honest conversation articulates their personal pain of loss as well as their deep frustration with societal disregard for the human toll of the opioid crisis. I have so much respect for these three brave women who share their pain and frustration in a loving and compassionate way. Ross Mitchell

Sally_Frank_Eleanor ,

Thank you Angela!

We (Frank, Eleanor and myself) can't thank Angela enough for telling our story and playing "Remember Me" to a larger audience. Angela is such a terrific interviewer, made us comfortable in sharing our thoughts/feelings/story and she is very experienced in developing a podcast that provides the best information to the listeners. Every Grieving Out Loud Podcasts provides the heart and soul of all involved...and helps so many people with the grieving process.

Strimsa ,

Phil’s Story: What went wrong

Through Phil’s loving mother and devoted physician, we learn about his beautiful spirit, painful struggle, and the devastating failures of the insurance and treatment systems. I learned a great deal and I am moved to learn more and to find ways to act. I thank Kate, Dr. Aviva and Angela for their courage in sharing Phil’s story.
Colette

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