the FORAugusta team
CHRISTIAN FRAZIER: I am a person in long term recovery. I am far more than just that though. First and foremost I'm a father. Everything I do is to make my children proud and inspire them. I'm a son, brother, a best friend, yogi, hiker, disc golfer, advocate and ally.
For me there is a difference between sobriety and recovery. One is abstinence and the other happens through assessment, repair and construction. There is no one size fits all approach to substance use disorder. It's not a flat tire on a bicycle.
I believe in the human spirit. I value the human experience. I desire for everyone to live a life they deserve, that propels them in the morning toward a purpose that cannot be extinguished.
Christian is the executive director of FORAugusta.
JESSICA HUNT grew up just south of Augusta in Millen, Ga. She then attended Ogeechee Technical College to pursue a career in nursing. In May 2015, Jessica founded The Grace House Augusta, Inc. This 501(c)3 is a long-term sober living home for women. By empowering women, Jessica continues to grow in her own recovery. She has publicly advocated for voices of recovery on many platforms and is a RESPECT Institute graduate.
Today she gets the pleasure of cheering her son on the football field, as he plays his last year of high school. Recovery has given her back her role as mother, aunt, sister and friend. Since joining FORAugusta, she has honed into her love of fitness as a source of wellness to contribute to her recovery. Mind, body, spirit. In the future, she hopes to continue her education, and to continue to advance others into their own pathway of recovery.
Jessica is a peer recovery coach at FORAugusta.
TIMOTHY STEPHENS, is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES 29) working for Focus On Recovery - Augusta as a Recovery Coach. After 18 years of working in the swimming pool industry, Tim made a career switch to work as a recovery advocate. He has been in long-term recovery since Oct. 18, 2012, and knows that it has given him a life with purpose today.
His recovery allows him to have a meaningful life and to be reasonably content with himself. He is a present father, son, brother, and uncle today. He also contributes to his community by being employable, volunteering, and paying what he owes. He uses his own recovery story to connect with others and bring a message of hope and wellness. He expects recovery and believes everybody deserves to be heard and supported in their self-directed recovery journey!
Timothy is a peer recovery coach at FORAugusta.