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Meet Gateway Recovery Staff Member Nolan Mulligan

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Nolan Mulligan, Lead Continuing Care Coordinator joined Gateway Recovery Center after working in Residential Treatment for 5+ years bringing his experience, passion and education to provide specific placement, guidance and support for each guest following a stay at Gateway Recovery Center. 

Working directly with aftercare providers across the country, Nolan and the Continuing Care team provide education, options, guidance and direct access to ongoing care. This is coordinated directly with the Clinical and Medical Staff at Gateway Recovery Center and is specific to each guest. 

Nolan currently works with more than 90 aftercare providers, offering direct access and removing delays that historically risk a return to use or setback from the care received at detox. 

“It’s cliché,” Nolan says, “but if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. I have always loved working in the industry and helping people, and at Gateway Recovery Center, I share the same goal with my coworkers; to provide excellent client care and show what a life in recovery really can be.”

To date, 87% of guests at Gateway Recovery Center follow Continuing Care recommendations. This is in large part due to the work of the Continuing Care team and in coordination with all departments at Gateway Recovery Center. It’s a number that reflects the philosophy and mission statement of Gateway Recovery Center and its employees. 

Outside of work, Nolan enjoys living in the heart of the Twin Cities where new experiences can take place. This includes trying new restaurants, riding his motorcycle, taking his 5-year-old Beagle for a walk and representing California as a transplant now calling Minnesota home. 

“I want people to know what options exist and that care can be specific, exciting and changes can be made. I want people to know what life can be without drugs and alcohol, that goals can be achieved. My goal is to remove any barriers preventing this from becoming reality and in a way that provides easy access, low or zero cost through coverage and to ensure support is ongoing.” says Nolan. 

In 10 years, Nolan sees himself continuing in the industry and working in a Marketing, Business Development, or Referent Relations Director/Manager role, impacting the high-level and daily operations of a treatment center or treatment center group to set unprecedented numbers related to experience and successful outcomes. 

Meet Nolan Mulligan, his colleague in Continuing Care, Patrick Farley and the entire team of experts at Gateway Recovery Center offering individualized care and a new detox experience with just one call. Experience the difference at 833.DETOX.80.

What is your favorite hobby?

Riding my motorcycle and hiking with my dog.

What’s the best place you’ve traveled to? best place you’ve traveled to?

Cape Town, South Africa.

Do you have any pets?

5-year-old Beagle.

What is your favorite sports team?

Los Angeles Rams.

What is your favorite Restaurant?

Manny’s Steakhouse.

What is your favorite work-friendly beverage?

Cold Brew Coffee.

What is your most used productivity hack?

Setting a to do list.

What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

“I have my old son back now that you’re in recovery” -Mom and Dad

What inspired you to come to Gateway Recovery Center?

I wanted to return to direct guest care and be a part of something more impactful.

What is your favorite part of the job?

What motivates you at work?
Helping others succeed.

What is your job history in this industry?
Started out at a Tech at Twin Town (2 Months), Intake Coordinator Twin Town (4 years) Financial Coordinator for Meridian and New Beginnings (~1 year).

What do you look at when coordinating a guest’s continuing care plan?
What will set the guest up for long term success.

What excited you about your role? The industry?
Being given the opportunity to help people every day. What excites me about the industry is its growth and progress finding new ways to help people in need with more services. 

Where to you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself continuing in the industry and working in a Marketing, Business Development, or Referent Relations Director/Manager role. 

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