Jason (Jay) Nunez is a Telehealth Youth Peer Recovery Coach, working with young people ages 13-25 who struggle with substance use. Having been in 12-Step Recovery for over a decade, Jason brings a wide range of personal experience to his work at Rise.
“I believe community is so important at any age and, when we selflessly show up and listen to others, we find our own healing within that shared journey together.”
Growing up in a community that gave him space to make mistakes, learn and grow, he now knows a different way of life and lives as an example of recovery how to live differently. He strives to create a safe space for participants to grow and recover.
“I had struggled for a long time finding my place in this world, not only as an addict in recovery, but also as part of the LGBTQ+ Community for more than 25 years. Today, I have found my voice and a new appreciation for myself, as well as a sense of purpose which I have found working with the youth here at Rise Recovery.”
When Jason isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his recovery family and loved ones. He continues to dive into other communities where he can be of maximum service and enjoy the different areas of his life now that he is clean and sober.