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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
Seventeen years ago, Jennie Bell went through Jason's Retreat because she wanted to change her life. This year, Bell said, she is celebrating 17 years of being clean from addiction.
"I didn't have anything going for me and this place saved me life," Bell said Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox." "I'm now bringing hope to those that need it."
Bell is the executive director of Bakersfield Recovery Services Inc., which includes Jason's Retreat, Capristano Community for Women and Lincoln Street Perinatal.
The centers offer safe and nurturing residental environments in which men and women can begin the process of recovery from addiction to alcohol and/or drugs.
On any given day, the center is helping up to 100 men and woman, Stef Donev, a board member of the center, said on the simulcast
For more information, visit www.jasonsretreat.com or call 325-1817.