The goal of SADOD (Support After a Death by Overdose) is to increase the capacity and effectiveness of peer grief support in Massachusetts for people affected by a death from substance use (not only from overdose but also from suicide, homicide, accident, and medical complications due to drug use).
SADOD serves three audiences that overlap
The public –
bereaved family and friends
People with a history of drug use –
from those for whom recovery means abstinence to those who are receiving harm-reduction services
Frontline care providers –
those who deliver services to people who are at high risk of dying from substance use