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Timothy's Journey to Recovery and Community Empowerment

Discover the transformative journey from recovery to community empowerment, illuminating the resilience and support pivotal in combating substance use disorders among veterans.
4 Mar 2024

1.3 million veterans reported having a substance use disorder in 2019. As a veteran in recovery, community support was crucial for Timothy. “I was grateful for those people that encouraged and supported me that I got to meet in the community early in my recovery.”

Having a community to lean on, to support him when he needed help, and to be there when he needed a friend empowered Timothy to be that friend for someone else. “Share that with somebody else. Because now you can be a witness and a testament to that this program works and that this is a treatable disease and we do recover and we can live and we can travel and we can have families and, you know, buy homes and do all these things...and have 400 pairs of shoes.”



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