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Christopher’s Story: Rising Above Addiction

Posted on 06/15/22 09:52:am

 

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Chris was aware that his habits surrounding alcohol were unhealthy but didn’t realize to what extent until he noticed his hands shaking in the morning before he had his first drink.

One morning, he felt especially bad, experiencing the shakes, a headache, and nausea. He decided that he couldn’t keep doing this and says he was ready to end his life. Thankfully, an online search turned up resources on suicide prevention and he checked into Rogers later that day.

In the video above, Chris shares his journey toward recovery and discusses how learning coping strategies, being more open, and practicing mindfulness have helped him.

Rogers offers care for mental health and addiction

For those who are struggling with addiction and mental health concerns, Rogers offers four levels of care. Schedule a free screening today by calling 800-767-4411 for care in Oconomowoc, West Allis, and Brown Deer, or 888-927-2203 for all other Rogers locations.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to rogersbh.org to request a free screening.