After leaving the Air Force in 1981, James M., 53, was doing pretty well. “I was living a pretty successful life. If there was unemployment, I was able to navigate that. Unfortunately, I became addicted to drugs. It started out as recreational and seemed fun, but when I recognized it as a problem, I couldn’t get out.” Life spiraled downward for James, and he soon was homeless and was alienated from his family.
James credits Matt Greenlee with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Fred Young with HVAF for his success.