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Group aims to lead addicts away from drugs
Cheryl talks with someone at her Mothers Against Substance Abuse/Take by Force Ministries booth set up at the Dogwood Festival, held recently in Jesup. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
Cheryl Mainor knows the pain of losing a child, but she is doing everything she can to make sure no one has to go through what she went through.
Mainor's son Shane died of an accidental drug overdose in August. She has had five people close to her die due to drugs and alcohol being prevalent in their lives.
So she has established Mothers Against Substance Abuse/Take by Force Ministries, a non-profit organization that goes into schools and churches to educate people about how to prevent substance abuse and the warning signs that someone may be using drugs or alcohol.
Mainor is now working on the SHANE Project: Speaking out to addicts; Helping them overcome Addictions from Narcotics and other substance abuse; Educating them to overcome through the blood of Jesus Christ.
"With SHANE, we're trying to help the addict himself. They're past prevention, they're full blown addicts," Mainor said.
"SHANE is to help get the addict back into society and live a productive life."
Mainor said no one should have to experience what she went through and feels she needs to inform people what the warning signs of substance abuse are and how to get help for loved ones.
For more information about Mothers Against Substance Abuse/Take by Force Ministries, visit, email, or call Mainor at (912) 294-1090.
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