Grief and loss can lead to an array of different, painful emotions. Many people who experience the death of a loved one or other significant loss in their life will go through a roller coaster ride of emotions and may even display erratic behavior. Everyone deals with their grief and mourning in different ways, too. Some people may become angry and lash out at friends and family. Others may change jobs or move far away. Grief and loss are incredibly painful, and the feelings can last for weeks, months, or year. Sometimes, grief can increase the risk of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in vulnerable individuals. What factors increase the risk of grief turning into an addiction, and where can someone turn to for help with these issues? The following article will explore grief, addiction, and the process of recovery.