- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A Vietnam veteran has taken his addictive experience and now uses it to help other veterans through a Jackson County court program.

The Detroit Legal News reports ( https://bit.ly/1D2Yvr9 ) that Army veteran Jerry Michalowicz was constantly drunk after his discharge from the Army. He received two drunken driving citations and paid fines, but kept on drinking.

He eventually turned his life around and now helps others through a Veterans Treatment Track that was added a year ago at the Jackson County Recovery Court. He works as a volunteer using his life experience to help recommend treatments and services for addicts as alternatives to incarceration.

Michalowicz says he finds it rewarding to watch people make positive changes as they progress in the program. He served in Vietnam in 1970.

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Information from: Detroit Legal News, https://www.legalnews.com/detroit

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