Sobriety Through Fitness | Fitness and Addiction Recovery

Hayley Avino

Hayley Avino is a Doctor of Nursing Practice Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Anti-Aging Functional Medicine Fellow, seasoned Registered Nurse, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She carries a unique skill set of diverse professional, critical care, leadership, research, and quality improvement experience having worked as an RN for nearly a decade in Emergency Rooms throughout the country, and was a podium speaker at the Association for Teaching, Prevention, and Research virtual healthcare conference in Spring 2021 prior to stepping into her current role as a Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner in Scottsdale, AZ. Her doctoral work, known as The D.R.E.A.M.E.R. Project, provided strong evidence for fitness as a sobriety tool. She has personally witnessed the profound impact that community based exercise programs can have on those recovering from substance abuse. The D.R.E.A.M.E.R. Project was the first of its kind to provide empirical data in support of exercise to promote quality of life and long-term recovery from addiction. Hayley’s personal and professional story related to substance use disorder have been weaved together through several media releases including The Morning Chalk Up, ASU News, Yahoo, and more. She was a featured guest on The Herren Project Live show, a conversational platform that focuses on addiction, recovery, wellness, prevention, and education. Hayley challenges current practice to advocate for a holistic change to enhance patient outcomes as well as preventative, innovative, and sustainable health efforts for the communities she serves, as well as being a well known advocate for those with substance use disorder.