Jordan Hussey is a person in long-term recovery and makes it her life’s mission to help others who facing similar struggles. During her early recovery from Substance Use Disorder, she found many people didn’t talk about recovery, wellness or the resources that are available. Today, Jordan speaks about that struggle and uses her experience to advocate and empower others and to connect them with the resources they may need.
Before joining J’s Place, she worked with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Peer Recovery Coach at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Prior to this she was a Substance Abuse Tech at Twin Lakes Recovery Center.
She is Certified as a Peer Specialist in Addictive Diseases, Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, in Medication Assisted Treatment and Trauma Informed Care as well as Whole Health Action Management.
David is a person in long term recovery. Since October 1st, 2014, he has continuously worked on building his personal recovery. Instead of using a mood or mind-altering substance for any reason he has leaned on his support network to help him through problems in life. David is a Hall County native. He graduated Gainesville High School in 2008. He attended The Agora House, a year-long residential rehab program located in Gainesville, Ga before entering and graduating from Hall County DUI Court. He started working as a peer mentor at Twin Lakes Recovery Center before becoming the Case Manager at Creation Counseling. David is a certified Domestic Violence Counselor and is on the Hall County Task force for domestic violence. He is currently pursuing a degree in social work from the University of North Georgia.
“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on –
it is going on when you don’t have the strength”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
Will Allison is a person in long term recovery who believes in breaking the stigma of substance abuse. Since October 8, 2016 he has made it his job to speak out about his recovery. Will believes in the power of human connection and has found that helping others helps him immensely and has found it to be his purpose in life. Will grew up in Hall County and has found a strong passion for providing resources to his community.
Before joining the team at J’s Place, Will worked for Navigate Recovery where he was a Lifeline Emergency Department Recovery Coach. Will is Certified as a Peer Specialist in Addictive Diseases, Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, Mental Health First Aid, and Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” – Alexander Hamilton
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