Understanding and responding to adults bereaved following a drug or alcohol-related death



Qualitative data from 100 in-depth Interviews with 106 adults (including 6 couples) bereaved following a drug or alcohol-related death. The research is being led by researchers in the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath who have experience in conducting research on bereavement. Other members of the research team are based at the University of Stirling and have experience in addiction studies. A bereaved family member will also be part of the research team. The study aims to make a significant contribution to the bereavement and substance misuse literature, raise awareness of issues faced by those suffering this type of loss and inform evidence-based practice guidelines.
Date made available9 Dec 2015
PublisherUK Data Service
Date of data production10 Sep 2012 - 9 Sep 2015
Geographical coverageEngland and Scotland

Research Output

Bereavement following a fatal overdose: the experiences of adults in England and Scotland

Templeton, L., Valentine, C., McKell, J., Ford, A., Velleman, R., Walter, T., Hay, G., Bauld, L. & Hollywood, J., 2017, In : Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 24, 1, p. 58-66

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    Families Bereaved by Alcohol or Drugs: Research on Experiences, Coping and Support

    Valentine, C. (ed.), Walter, J., Templeton, L., Bauld, L., McKell, J., Ford, A. & Cartwright, P., 19 Jul 2017, United Kingdom: Routledge. 190 p. (Explorations in Mental Health)

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    Walter, J. (Creator), Valentine, C. (Creator), Templeton, L. (Other), McKell, J. (Other), Ford, A. (Other), Velleman, R. (Other), Hay, G. (Other), Bauld, L. (Other) (9 Dec 2015). Understanding and responding to adults bereaved following a drug or alcohol-related death. UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-852040