Overcoming Substance Addiction – Part 2

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In this powerful follow-up episode of The Breakdown, Brad Montgomery continues the conversation with Chris Ellis, delving deeper into his journey to recovery from substance use disorder.

Chris shares how he had to leave El Paso to escape the triggers of drinking. And how exercise and therapy played a crucial role in his journey to becoming a better father and a better person.

Back in El Paso, Chris reconnected with Emergence Health Network, the organization that had initially helped him during a police incident.

Now a peer support specialist, Chris uses his experience to help others struggling with substance use disorders, providing them with one-on-one support and advice.

If you or someone you know is struggling with these issues, please seek professional help or contact a crisis helpline.


Toll-Free Crisis Hotline 1 (877) 562-6467 or EHN Crisis Hotline (915) 779-1800


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