Welcome shropy0609: I'm sorry for your loss but I'm glad you found your way to this site. I hope you will find the same comfort and understanding here at Widowed Village that I have. In the beginning I just read the blogs and posts and lurked in chat. Post and join us in chat when you feel comfortable. It is nice to be among people who "Get It".
Katie, I read about your husband in the Widowed in 2012 group, but cannot reply there as I am not a member. I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to let you know there is a group on here that is for losses like yours and I hope that you will join and feel comfort in that group as well. http://widowedvillage.org/group/survivors-of-addiction-and-substance-abuse Please know that we care and "get it" here. HUGS!
I'm sorry for your loss, Shroppy0609, but glad you found us. There is caring support and friendship here. Here's a good place to start: Basic Site Info
Join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. Those 'chirps' you hear when you're in Widowed Village mean people are talking in the Chat Room; stop in some time and join the conversations. I look forward to getting to know you here.