Organization helps prevent drug addicts from becoming suicide victims

It’s not the first time to know that drugs have killed lives. This is one of the most saddening things about drug addiction. Too much consumption of the substance can lead to death. But, the effects of drugs can also lead people to commit suicide. In fact, the number of people who are taking their own lives is increasing. It’s just so sad that lives are wasted because of drugs.

It’s a good thing that there are organizations that are taking the initiative to help prevent drug addicts from becoming suicide victims. This is one great way of saving their lives and helping the families and friends of the drug addicted person. Aside from drug addiction treatment centers, these initiatives will be a big help to the society to lessen the number of drug addicts.

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TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – It’s a tragedy that’s touched many in our community.

How drug addiction can lead to suicide.

Grace Lutheran Church Sunday night hosted an evening of hope and remembrance for those lost by addiction and suicide.

It was sponsored by the group ‘Inspired By Grace.’

“Addiction is one of the pathways to suicide. Suicide is just not one thing that leads to suicide. It’s a curriculum that’s a collection of things. By helping one you help the other,” said Rebecca Meiers of ‘Inspired By Grace.’

Jan Burgand-Moore is a former addict who once attempted suicide.

Her message: recovery is possible.

That’s why she founded ‘Inspired By Grace.’

“We just need to have the right people with the right knowledge and right place to reach out and watch out for one another,” said Burgand-Moore.

That’s what happened at Grace Lutheran.

Twenty-three agencies came to promote addiction and suicide services.

Jenn Goddard of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says her agency offers programs, resources and a hotline for those in need…


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