Nevada's Prevention & Recovery Community NRAP
Jan 14, 2019
Meri Shadley Ph.D and Tom Hall
Nevada's Prevention & Recovery Community NRAP

Dr. Meri Shadley is a Marriage and Family Therapist, a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Clinical Supervisor here in Reno.  As an Associate Professor at UNR she has also been teaching and directing UNR's Addiction Treatment Counseling academic programs for over 20 years.  She has published, consulted and presented on the interconnection of families and individuals in treatment and recovery for addictive disorders. Her expertise as a trainer and clinician has most recently earned her the John Chappell Award for Excellence as a Substance Abuse Treatment Profession (2008), Foundations for Recovery’s Excellence in Addiction Research and Education Award (2015), and the Nevada Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Unsung Hero Award (2012).  

She and Steve Brown (one of Rotary's own) founded Oikos Adolescent Counseling Program in the late 70's, a program that served Northern Nevada for over 25 years.  Most recently she has served the community by founding and directing UNR's Collegiate Recovery Program, NRAP.