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Aware Recovery Care Appoints Dr. Lauren H. Grawert as Chief Medical Officer

Aware Recovery Care, a leading in-home mental health and substance use disorder treatment provider, has appointed Dr. Lauren H. Grawert as the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). This appointment is a significant step forward for the company as it continues to expand its services across the United States.

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

Dr. Grawert has broad and deep experience as both a medical doctor and an accomplished leader in the field. She has worked in private practice specializing in general psychiatry, substance use disorders, and medically assisted treatment. Dr. Grawert has also served as an expert for the Virginia Governor’s Advisory Commission Task Force on Opioids and Addiction and the Addiction subcommittee expert for Kaiser Permanente’s National Mental Health & Addiction Leadership Organization.

Double board-certified in both Psychiatry/Neurology and Addiction Psychiatry, Dr. Grawert is experienced with a variety of behavioral healthcare models through both private practice and leadership roles at Kaiser Permanente and other organizations.

Revolutionary In-Home Treatment Model

Aware’s in-home treatment model is revolutionary for patient care because it allows people to recover from addiction without interrupting their work, education, or family lives. Dr. Grawert shared that she is excited to help support Aware’s mission of offering in-home addiction treatment to individuals and families in the states they serve across the U.S.

The in-home treatment model is a unique approach to care that has shown impressive results. It allows patients to receive treatment in the comfort of their own homes while still receiving personalized care from trained professionals. The model is particularly useful for those who may have difficulty accessing traditional treatment settings.

Experience and Expertise

Dr. Grawert brings extensive experience and expertise to the role of CMO at Aware Recovery Care. She 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.

Her experience also includes serving as a Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Grawert received her medical and psychiatric residency training, and addiction fellowship completion, at the Medical University of South Carolina.

A True Servant Leader

Dr. Holzer expressed his excitement for Dr. Grawert’s appointment, stating that she is a true servant leader who will positively impact Aware and the clients they serve. With her expertise in addiction psychiatry, Dr. Grawert is expected to play a critical role in the company’s ongoing efforts to provide high-quality in-home addiction treatment.


In summary, the appointment of Dr. Lauren H. Grawert as the Chief Medical Officer of Aware Recovery Care is a significant development for the company. Her expertise and experience in addiction psychiatry will enable Aware to continue providing the highest quality of in-home addiction treatment to individuals and families across the U.S. The in-home treatment model is revolutionary for patient care, and Dr. Grawert’s appointment will help ensure that the company continues to provide patients with the best possible care in the comfort of their own homes.

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