Support for families and friends

Bereavement Through Addiction was founded in 2009 by two parents, as a result of their experience of losing their son. BTA host a monthly support group for family members and friends who have lost a loved-one through alcohol or drug use at BDP Brunswick Court. Find out upcoming dates by downloading the latest flyer.

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Bereavement Memorial

 BTA hold an annual memorial in November to mark the lives of those lost to alcohol and other drugs. To find out when the next memorial service is, please subscribe to the BTA mailing list.

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If you are interested in contributing to BTA, please email us at [email protected].


We can also provide you with links to appropriate organisations who can can support you around the loss of a loved-one through alcohol or other drugs.

Counselling services can provide a safe place to express your grief and difficult thoughts and feelings in a confidential and supportive environment, allowing you to make sense of your own personal grief process.

  • Cruse Bristol: Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers. Tel: 0117 926 4045
  • Avon Counselling & Psychotherapy Service: provides counselling and psychotherapy to the community. Tel: 0117 9304447
  • Wessex Counselling Service: The service is centred in Frome but their Bristol centre is at 11 Orchard Street, BS1 5EH. Tel: 01373 453355
  • Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling:  Including number of counsellors and therapists work in Bristol. Tel: 01225 429720
  • Bridge Foundation: Counselling and Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children and families. Tel: 0117 9424510

For more information about bereavement through alcohol and drugs please visit the BEAD Project.