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Mom on a Mission Begins Movement against Prescription Pill Abuse

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A community comes together to support families dealing with prescription pill abuse. 

Mothers Against Prescription Pill Abuse hosted 'Operation Family Freedom,' at the Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley on Saturday.

The event featured sermons, prayers, live music, and fellowship.

Rebecca Smith founded the outreach meetings a year ago, after facing an addiction problem inside her own family.

Looking for a way to reach out to others going through the same struggle, Smith started a movement.

"If your family member is addicted to drugs, you can't hide it. You need to get help and you need to get out there. You're not the only one going through it," Smith said.

The event was hosted with One Voice, a resource network based out of Pineville to help those suffering from a range of addictions

"If you hit rock bottom, God is the only thing that can take you and return you back," said Diane Sumpter, a volunteer with One Voice.

Sumpter encourages anyone suffering from an addiction issue to contact One Voice at 304-732-7701, Monday through Friday, 9a.m.-4p.m.