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Episode Info: Michael Duffy, RN is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Service's (SAMHSA) Regional Administrator for Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.  He has worked in the Behavioral Health field for the past 28 years as an Administrator, Consultant, Lecturer, and Clinician. His work with co-occurring disorders goes back as early as 1983, a time when drug treatment was in its infancy.  Mr. Duffy developed and implemented the model for intense outpatient addiction treatment that continues to be utilized in the state of Louisiana today. Mr. Duffy is a Registered Nurse and was a member of the National Consortium of Behavioral Health Nurses for 24 years. He served on the Board and was the chairman for the Criminal Justice Committee for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). He was appointed by the last three Governors in Louisiana to serve as the Director of Prevention and Treatment Services for the Office for Addictive Disorders. Under his leadership there was a 270% increase in funding as a result of enhanced Federal, State and Local collaborations.
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