Project COPE Guest Speaker Dr. Marsha Wiggins
From Heroin to Hope – Making Sense of the Loss of a Child
Dr. Wiggins will speak at the Delray Beach meeting on November 21,
and the Juno Beach meeting on December 5.
Dr. Marsha Wiggins is a professional counselor, author, educator, consultant, public speaker, and retired clergywoman. Dr. Wiggins is also a mother who lost her 26-year-old son to a heroin overdose. She knows both professionally and personally what it is like to experience this unique form of grief. Using grief and loss research and personal vignettes, Dr. Wiggins opens the door to healing for those suffering the agony of losing a child to addiction.
Parent Testimonial – Linda
“COPE is a meeting where I have learned to do just that – COPE. It is through this program that I was able to network and reach out to get help for my son. I was able to pass on what I have learned to help others. COPE is a place where we can go and not be ashamed, embarrassed or judged. We can all learn about the disease of addiction and how not to let it ruin our lives.” Read More Parent Testimonials
Project COPE is a program designed to connect families who share the experience of a loved one who has died of an opioid overdose, survived an overdose, or are at high risk for overdose. Palm Beach County leads the state in opioid-related overdose deaths, with more than 600 recorded in 2017 alone and more than 5,000 total opioid overdoses recorded in 2016.
Please visit the grief and family support group near you.
- Juno Beach Family Support Group
- Wellington Family Support Group
- Delray Beach Family Support Group
- West Palm Beach Family Support Group