Aware Recovery Care’s New Chief Medical Officer

Aware Recovery Care's New Chief Medical Officer

Aware Recovery Care, a pioneer in the in-home mental health and substance use disorder treatment industry, has appointed Lauren H. Grawert, MD, as the company’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

As CMO, Dr. Grawert will work closely with our CEO, Brian Holzer, MD, to lead and scale the Company’s Medical Affairs organization while overseeing the daily operations of the company’s clinical care model to ensure all clients continue to receive the highest quality of care.

In previous roles, Dr. Grawert was Chief of Psychiatry (Northern Virginia) for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, where she developed and instituted large-scale outpatient addiction treatment programs for alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder; she has also worked in private practice specializing in general psychiatry, substance use disorders, and medically assisted treatment. Dr. Grawert has served as an expert for the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Commission Task Force on Opioids and Addiction; the Addiction subcommittee expert for Kaiser Permanente’s National Mental Health & Addiction Leadership Organization; and a Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. She received her medical and psychiatric residency training, and addiction fellowship completion, at Medical University of South Carolina.

“Dr. Grawert brings broad and deep experience as both a medical doctor and an accomplished leader in the field, and I’m delighted to have her join the Aware Recovery Care team,” said Dr. Holzer. “Double board-certified in both Psychiatry/Neurology and Addiction Psychiatry, Dr. Grawert is experienced with various behavioral healthcare models through private practice and leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente and other organizations. She is a true servant leader, and I can’t wait to see the positive impact she brings to Aware and the clients we serve.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join Aware and help support its incredible mission of offering in-home addiction treatment to individuals and families in the states we serve across the U.S.,” said Dr. Grawert. “Aware’s in-home treatment model is revolutionary for patient care and life-changing—because it allows people to recover from addiction without interrupting their work, education, or family lives. I look forward to helping Aware uphold best-in-class addiction care for the patients that need us.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol during pregnancy or at other times – and need help in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, the recovery teams at Aware Recovery Care are here to help. And we come to you, regardless of where you live. Our unique in-home treatment model of care gives clients a significantly better chance of recovery compared to traditional inpatient rehab care. Please get in touch with one of our Recovery Specialists to learn more.