User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


54° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Face It Together: Fielding Lots Of Phone Calls

September 20, 2012, 6:05 PM by Don Jorgensen

Face It Together: Fielding Lots Of Phone Calls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

On Monday, KELOLAND News and the non-profit organization Face It Together teamed up to air an hour-long, prime-time special on alcohol and drug addiction. Since our broadcast, the phones have been ringing off the hook from viewers facing their own addictions looking to get help.

It's been one phone call after another at Face It Together's Sioux Falls office since our KELOLAND News special report.

"The documentary has completely and positively resonated with the community at large," community outreach manager Shelly Berg said.

Berg says the people who courageously shared their stories with our viewers about their own addictions were an eye opener.

"That reached so many people and so many families that are still at a point in their lives where they felt, maybe they were alone and through the power of this documentary, they realized they are not alone," Berg said.

It's estimated one out of every 10 people has an addiction and 90 percent of those don't seek help.

But Berg says through more public awareness programs like our special report, they think more and more people will recognize that drug and alcohol addictions are chronic diseases that are treatable.

"This disease does not discriminate.  This disease happens to many, many individuals; many walks of life and I think that was really brought out into the open in the documentary and learned a lot about the people who shared their stories," Berg said.

Stories that were powerful, emotional and for some of the people who watched, unforgettable.

This week's special report also raised a lot of questions.  On Sunday's Inside KELOLAND, we'll sit down with the man who founded Face It Together to answer those questions.  We'll also talk to him about the organization's goals and accomplishments.  That's Sunday night following the 10 o-clock news.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View news

You may also like

Former Sioux Falls Teacher Sentenced To 15 Years

5/22/2015 11:04 AM

In February, Drueppel admitted she had a relationship with a student while working as a teacher at a Sioux Falls middle school.

Full Story
Elementary School's Playground Destroyed By Fire

5/23/2015 5:14 PM

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue put out a fire on the playground of Hawthorne Elementary Saturday afternoon that damaged the school.

Full Story
Police Officer Killed In Omaha Shooting

5/21/2015 5:42 AM

Police in Omaha, Nebraska, say a shootout between officers and a convicted felon has left an officer and the suspect dead.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Stabbing

5/23/2015 7:10 AM

Police are investigating an early morning stabbing in east Sioux Falls.

Full Story
Fatal Weekend Crash In Badlands National Park

5/25/2015 2:04 PM

A 51-year-old Oklahoma man is dead after crashing his vehicle out in the Badlands over the weekend.

Full Story


Events