What a great opportunity this morning to represent Addiction Campuses with Kelly Sutton and Carole Sullivan on Today In Nashville to share some hope for people and families being ripped apart from addiction. It was comforting having Sarah Turnbaugh Mabry backstage because so many times it didn’t look like we would make it this far. Her strength, dedication to our family and recognizing that people in active addiction are sick and need love and compassion are the main reasons we’ve made it to this point in recovery.
John Mabry now works for Addiction Campuses, which helps treat people who have an addiction to opioids and other substances.
Prior to his new career he spent years battling addiction that stemmed from a prescription he got after a car accident.
“Taking a prescription to a pharmacy that I got from a doctor for pain killers, it lead to over a decade of substance abuse, alcohol, it lead to extreme turmoil for my personal life and my wife and our children,” Mabry said.
He calls the pilot program in Colorado a step in the right direction, but there is a lot of work still to do.
“But now you have people who are already addicted or who are newly addicted who are going to go to less conventional means to get the drugs,” Mabry said.