Freddie, 57, is a veteran who came to HVAF for help in recovery. He served in the Army from 1976-79 and enjoyed traveling. He says years of substance abuse led to medical problems. In August 2015, he entered HVAF’s Residential, Employment, Substance Abuse, Treatment (REST) program. In December, he had a heart attack. In order to stay healthy, Freddie knew he had to change his lifestyle. He embraced the staff at HVAF and its 12-step recovery program. In January, Freddie had triple bypass surgery. He is making great strides towards a healthy lifestyle each day.
Freddie tells us in his own words why he decided to change his life around.