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Gus enlisted to fight in Vietnam. While in the army he started abusing drugs and alcohol at a dangerous level.
“My company commander came to me and said I couldn’t stay in the service anymore, and within a month, they sent me back home and things really went downhill fast.”
Gus spent his nights sleeping in abandoned cars and houses. Then he decided it was time for a big change.
“I got married and had two kids and I was doing great as a husband,” he says, “but then all of a sudden my wife decided she wanted to give up. She put our kids up for adoption, and then I lost everything except my life.”
Gus battled addiction and homelessness for most of his life. After trying to get sober at six different treatment programs, Gus found the unconditional love and support he needed to finally break free of addiction at the Mission.
“This is the best time of my life. I'm not getting high, I don't have a hangover, and I'm living a clean life. That’s all I could ask for,” says Gus.
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