Addiction is a "Preventable" Deadly Disease... Let your Recovery Ring Spark a Much Needed Conversation to put!

Hello!  My name is Christopher Lee Falck and I am a Person in Long Term Recovery from the Disease of Addiction & Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and what that means to Me is; I Live a Life in Recovery Free from Alcohol/Drugs, or Any Other Mood-Altering Substances; Established: July 16th, 2013 ~ What that also means to Me is I Show Up in Life because I'm Living a Life Long Recovery Program that Looks Very Different Today, then when I was back in My Active addiction. Today I am a Husband to My Beautiful Loving Wife Sarah Ann Falck, a Father to 6 kids, Levi-22, Noah-13, Lucia-12, Wyatt-12, Johannah-5, & Christine-3, I'm a Son to My Mother & Father, a Brother to My Sister, a Uncle of 3, a Nephew of 4, a Cousin of many, Not to mention I am an Employee, an Employer, a Tax Payer, a Voter, a Home Owner, an Active Community Supporter, a Volunteer, an Advocate, a Peer Supporter, a Peer Recovery Specialist, a Prevention Specialist, a Network, a Connection, a Friend, a Human...  Long Term Recovery Has Given Me New HOPE & Stability! In my search to Find Myself, How &/or Why My Mind acts the way it does & does the things it did, I was given a Gracious Gift from God, “Constant Conscious Contact” and a Spiritual Realization of God Within Me, has Helped Me to Find Values that Lead the Way to Helping Others. I have been able to stay Sober.... Only by Surrendering and giving my Willingness to God! In return God took my cravings away so I can have a sound Mind, Body, & Spirit!  I am a Full-time Student Working Towards a Master’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota mainly for the Book Smarts Education and the Licensure’s, because my Passion has Found Me while Working as the Lead Peer Recovery Specialist for Minnesota Recovery Connections,  Miraculously; just days after completing two separates, 3-year contracts with Hennepin & Ramsey County Specialty/Modal Drug Courts, a Bigger Brighter Door Opened up, after My Favorite Boss/Executive Director/Mentor along with the East Metro Alliance put together some Brilliant ideas and endless hours of Hard Work came to Paid Off. I was offered to be contracted out to M Fairview/Health East Partners on a 2 year, $500,000.00 grant for a Pilot Program, Mobile SUDS Substance Use Disorder Support Team, Working with Peers in Crisis, Meeting Peers Where They Are At in Their Recovery, whether it be in Crisis in the Emergency Room, at Home, In the Community, or Anywhere to Help Support and Navigating Recovery With them.  In My Studies, My Work, and My God given Natural Talents, Combined with My Lived Life Experiences, I have Learned about endless amounts of Pathways to Recovery and Wellness by Witnessing Many Spiritual Awakenings from All Pathways to Live a Fulfilled Life in Recovery, All the while Building a Grassroots Community with My Fellow Peers, from the Bottom, Up!  I have also added a Certified Prevention Specialist Credential along the way to Help aim towards My Big Long-Term Goal, “Prevention” & “The Solutions!”  So I independently Created back in 2013 Molding it as I Continue Education, Perspectives, Neutrality, Healthy Routines, and most of All, Build Recovery Capitol.  I also took up a Hobby that fell in my lap, Where We Take Our Sobriety Medallions out of Our pockets, Junk Drawers &/or Hidden in Our Purse Bottoms and Put them on our Fingers in the form of a Beautiful All Recovery Ring that helps Spark up much Needed Conversations about Recovery! These Conversations Need to take place to Help Raise Awareness and Reduce the nasty STIGMA associated with the disease of addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders. Take a Look here,  I Practice Anonymity to its Fullest Meaning, yet Separate it from being Anonymous.  God don't want Me to be anonymous! He puts me in People’s Lives' &/or in Certain Specific Places at just the Right Times in My Recovery Process, for Me to Show My Face &/or so You Can Hear My Voice!  This is What Recovery Looks Like! This is What Recovery Sounds Like!  I Was Sick!  God made Me Well!  Now there is Work to Do!  Create a Grateful Day,  Christopher Lee Falck, CPRS, CPS  763-477-1427