“For decades I allowed my lifestyle of drugs and alcohol to create a feeling of emptiness,” says Tyrone. “I realized I needed help and so I entered HVAF’s Residential Employment Substance Abuse Treatment (REST) program.”
Tyrone is now an alumni and graduate of the program and shared his story during HVAF’s 10th annual Recovery Day. Tyrone says he is continuing on his spiritual journey of recovery.
Each September, in support of National Recovery Month, HVAF holds an event to reflect on the recovery efforts of individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. On September 19, veterans like Tyrone spoke about experiences, challenges, mentors, and successes. It allowed others to share their struggles and lets them know there is hope – and a better way to live. Encouragement is offered by everyone in the room and many veterans bring their AA sponsors for extra support.