BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) – Drug addiction has some families seeking help this Mother’s Day. Many picked up the phone on the special occasion to start the healing process.
Addiction Campuses in Brentwood received an uptick in calls Sunday for those seeking help.
Family gatherings like Mother’s Day tend to do one of two things, according to officials with Addiction Campuses.
“They can trigger the addict or they can provide a platform to approach those that you are worried about,” Public Relations Manager Brian Sullivan told News 2.
He added that at least 60 percent of their calls are from mothers or grandmothers concerned about their child.
“We want to help mothers get their kids back,” Sullivan said.
The pastoral counselor for the faith-based program, Adam Comer, said it was his mom that helped save his life.
“My mom never gave up on me,” he said.
For years, Comer battled an addiction to prescription pain pills.
“I kept it a secret. I lived a double life from my family, my wife, my friends, but eventually, you know, what’s in the dark comes into the light and I couldn’t hide it anymore,” he explained to News 2.
After following through with the program at Addiction Campuses, Comer turned his life around.
He now has a three-week-old baby and is celebrating his wife’s first Mother’s Day, a day they weren’t sure they would ever share.
“I probably should be dead a few times over, for sure. There’s hope and I am living hope. The chains of addiction can be broken; there is freedom from it,” Comer shared.
Addiction Campus’ support line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can be reached at 1-888-614-2251. More information can also be found on their website, AddictionCampuses.com.