Tellurian helping fight addiction

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POSTED: Friday, June 5th, 2015 --- 6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Kane struggled with addiction for years, turning to the bottle for comfort. "When you can't get off your own couch and you can't brush your own hair, you've kind of hit a bottom, you've hit a really bad bottom," she said.

Alcohol was ruining her life, the drug proving at times- stronger than anything else. She added, "you usually struggle with addiction your whole life, it's kind of a lifelong thing. I'd say pretty bad, to a point where you hit your bottom in the last four years." Her addiction was costly. She lost friends and family. One day waking up- she knew she had to make a change, and Tellurian was ready and willing to help. She added, "I actually went through the detox center, stayed there for two weeks waiting to get through residential here. Was here for 30 days and have been in recovery."

She's one of about 8,500 people who receive support from more than 20 different programs and services from Tellurian each year. "There's programs for the homeless, there's housing programs. There's intensive out-patient, residential, out-patient, detox, there's halfway houses, there's emergency crisis stabilization for people with psychiatric problems. So we do have a consulting psychiatrist who works in some of those programs too, said Dr. Brian Lochen, Medical Director at Tellurian. Helping those willing, just like Jennifer, get the care they need for a healthier and happier future. For more on the services Tellurian provides, please visit: http://www.tellurian.org/