The local epidemic of drugs has lead to an epidemic of families grieving over the loss of loved ones due to overdose.

Lourdes Hospital tells us that is offering a six week support group for those who are grieving these substance-related deaths.

The group, led by certified social workers, will address the unique emotions that come with this type of grief. It begins Monday, January 18 from 5:00- 6:30pm at Lourdes at Home/Lourdes Hospice in Vestal and continue each Monday for six weeks.