Sons of AMVETS, North Point help veterans find their way

0
348

AMVETSby Dan Dearth

 

John Ross had a hard time finding himself without the Navy.

Ross said his first stretch in the service lasted from 1979 to 1984. But when he got out, he started using drugs and alcohol.

In an effort to regain his sobriety, Ross said he signed back up and served in the Navy Reserve. After his second stint ended in 1996, he said he slid back into addiction and wound up living on the streets of Baltimore.

“I had a hard time finding work and staying sober,” he said.

It wasn’t until 2009 that Ross, now 62, sought treatment for his substance-abuse problems at the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

He said counselors at the hospital told him about the North Point Veterans Program, a VA-funded transitional housing program that gives veterans an opportunity to find employment and get counseling for substance-abuse and mental-health issues.

CLICK TO READ FULL STORY >>>>

About VT Editors
VT Editors is a General Posting account managed by Jim W. Dean and Gordon Duff. All content herein is owned and copyrighted by Jim W. Dean and Gordon Duff
ATTENTION READERS
Due to the nature of independent content, VT cannot guarantee content validity.
We ask you to Read Our Content Policy so a clear comprehension of VT's independent non-censored media is understood and given its proper place in the world of news, opinion and media.

All content is owned by author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VT.

About VT - Read Full Policy Notice - Comment Policy