James Smith was addicted to drugs and living on the streets when he reached a crossroad. It happened in an unplanned moment of self-reflection in the bathroom at his sister’s home.
That’s when he looked up into a mirror and he didn’t like what he saw, didn’t like what he had become.
“It was not me, and I knew that I was going to either hell or jail, he said. “So I decided to get help.”
A Memphis native and Carver High School graduate of 1975,...