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Lourdes Hospital Offering Help to Drug and Alcohol Addicts

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The number of people affected by drug and alcohol addiction in Broome County is increasing.

Lourdes hospital in Binghamton will be offering a support group for those who have lost loved ones to a substance related death.

The six week program starts august 12th at Lourdes hospital and will help people with the grieving process.

Professional licensed social workers will discuss what emotions individuals experience universally and encourage families to tell stories of the people they've lost. According to Lourdes officials last year 34 people died from overdosing on drugs in Broome County.