This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the key concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of the book. This book describes the experiences and needs of the bereaved adults as represented in the 100 interviews. Interviewing used an open-ended, conversational approach that encouraged interviewees to tell their story, while also attempting to cover specific key areas. These included the relationship with the deceased before they died, the nature of the deceased's addiction, how the person died and the impact of the death on those left behind, finding support and memory-making. The book presents findings from six practitioner focus groups on how to address the shortcomings of existing service provision to better meet the needs of these bereaved people; and how these findings informed the task of an inter-professional working group to develop good practice guidelines.