Accountability Courts in support of Recovery –

EPISODE 2 of The Journey Podcast:

In this episode,  Jordan talks with Judge Jason Deal and Accountability Court’s Jessi Emmett about the 20th Anniversary of the Accountability Courts and the remarkable impact the courts have had on the recovering community.

Soon, this podcast will be available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.  Until then, check this J’s Place web site for updates.


Deb Bailey and the history of J’s Place

EPISODE 1: “The Journey”

We are so excited to introduce our new podcast. “The Journey.”  In these conversations, we will talk with people from our community to share wisdom, struggles and hope.  For our introductory episode, we sat down with Deb Bailey to take a look at how J’s Place got started. Deb is a faithful friend to the recovering community and was instrumental as the groundwork was laid for J’s Place to become a reality.

Soon, this podcast will be available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.  Until then, check this J’s Place web site for updates.

Hall Recovers 2021

Hall Recovers is a night of celebration, awareness and remembrance of the loved ones that we have lost due to substance abuse.

WHO – Open to the PUBLIC!
Join Gainesville-Hall County’s caring community members, friends in recovery, and family members of loved ones lost to substance abuse.  To submit a name to be read during the candlelight vigil, click here.

J’s Place Recovery Center and community partners are hosting HALL RECOVERS Night of Awareness to recognize those we have lost as a result of substance use disorder and honors those in recovery.

  • Food Vendors
  • Music
  • Exhibitors
  • T-SHIRTS to the first 100 attendees!

WHEN: International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31st, 2021. 6:30 – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Roosevelt Square in Downtown Gainesville (Click for Map)
Parking at the Hall County Parking Deck or the Brenau Downtown Center Parking Deck. Shuttle will run from parking decks to the venue.

To celebrate the hope found in recovery and remember those we’ve lost. Guest speakers will represent all facets of those impacted by substance abuse. Individuals and advocates of recovery will be highlighted with the event culminating in a CANDLELIGHT VIGIL.


Roosevelt Square Map


We’d like your help in understanding how events like Hall Recovers impact public understanding of opioid and other addictions.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey before Hall Recovers and then return afterward to give us your input afterwards.  Those who complete both surveys will be eligible for a raffle drawing for a $50 gift card.



Old behavior vs a new way of living

by: Jordan Hussey, Executive Director

I struggled for years as most in my addiction with isolating and avoiding events with my family and old friends. I found myself only comfortable around people that used the way that I did and even more so completely by myself. When I finally found recovery, I didn’t know how to be around other people. Even in my own home, around my family, my anxiety and inability to just be got the best of me time and time again. I didn’t even know how to articulate what I was feeling or why.

What we know now is that isolation, while comfortable at times is not necessarily a healthy choice for us. We need others to grow, to learn and to keep us from making choices we shouldn’t. We believe that the opposite of addiction is not the abstinence of substances but is connection. Here at J’s Place we encourage you, no matter where you find yourself on the journey to recovery, to stretch from your norm. Come on in and be connected. Try something new and surround yourself with people who understand. We have new events and several meeting options to choose from. We want you to know that we are here.

Hocus Pocus Friday Fun Night Recap

A big thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy our Friday Fun Night of watching Hocus Pocus out on the lawn! After waiting for the weather to cool down all Summer, the chill and fog rolled in just in time for us to watch  this Halloween classic together. Be on the lookout not only for ghouls and goblins but also for more Friday Fun Nights, happening weekly!


Mental Health First Aid 08.15.2019

Our event on Wednesday, August 15th is held in part by Mental Health First Aid.

Mental Health First Aid is a ground breaking and nation-wide program that is meant to help everyone understand mental illnesses and disabilities, be able to discern signs of mental health problems, and overview their impacts and treatments.

“Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find mental health help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health professionals and resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.” ©2019 National Council for Behavioral Health.

So come join us on Wednesday, August 15th, 2019 for our training to help all participants in a deeper understanding into what is meant by mental health.