Welcome back to WellSeekers as we kick off a new six part series focusing on addiction and recovery. We’ll share amazing conversations, personal stories, and most importantly solutions; all from a holistic perspective. We’ll not only talk about addiction and treatment, but also topics such as relationships, nutrition, exercise and fun in recovery. We’ll even talk about policy and what you can do from a policy perspective.
On today’s show, we couldn’t be more honored and excited to welcome Dr. Shelley Halligan, Vice President of Integrated Health Services at Aware Recovery Care. Aware offers an innovative and unique approach in treating addiction. Join Lucia and Shelley for an honest and open conversation about breaking down the barriers to treatment, the stigma around addiction and recovery, and the trauma related to addiction.
With a truly unique approach to treatment, Aware Recovery Care is an amazing organization pioneering in-home mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Their philosophy is to help people "Recover Where You Live" with an emphasis on the home or transitional living environment, unique family dynamic, and the broader community around the individual.
Visit awarerecoverycare.com for more information and join us now on WellSeekers!
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Shelley Halligan, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Shelley Halligan is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the Corporate Clinical Director for Aware Recovery Care, Inc. Dr Halligan has been in the field of addiction medicine for over 15 years specializing in holistic solutions to chronic & complex conditions and is certified as an in-home addiction practitioner. Dr Halligan has been a spokesperson for the field of addiction medicine for over 10 year offering training to medical students, registered nurses, and working with impaired nurses and physicians, encouraging and advocating for safe integration back into practice once recovery has been obtained. Dr Halligan holds a master degree in nutrition allowing her a unique approach to practicing by focusing on the whole-body approach, integrating medical, MAT’s, psychotropic medications, nutrition, meditation, exercise, and spirituality into her practice. Dr Halligan holds a Doctor of Nursing practice from Drexel University School of medicine and brings into practice a humanistic philosophy of holistic care for both mind, body and spirit, and as a person in long time recovery has an abiding commitment to individualized, emphatic, non-judgmental, personalized, comprehensive care. Dr. Halligan is a member of The American Society of Addiction Medicine works extensively with adults with substance use disorder diagnosis and her mission is to advocate for and empower individuals suffering from the pains of addiction to live a life of recovery.