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Medical Director
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Dr. Lee Michals is an addiction and psychiatry specialist, with decades of experience treating patients who struggle with substance dependance and co-occurring disorders. He is the Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at LSUHSC.

Over the years, Dr. Michals has worked in a variety of roles across the state as a psychiatrist and a professor of psychiatry – working directly with patients, leading teams, researching and teaching and sharing his experience with others.

As an expert in his field, Dr. Michals is a sought after thought leaderby the media, a frequent speaker at conferences and professional organizations on topics ranging from opiate induced central sleep apnea to living with AIDS.

At NOLA Detox, Dr. Michals leads the team of experienced medical professionals as they collectively work to combat the crisis of addiction across New Orleans.

Dr. Michals is a graduate of Ross University and Tulane University and a current member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association and the American Psychological Association.

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Addiction is not your fault, but it is your responsibility. If you’re on our site, you’re likely facing a critical situation.
We are here for you and committed to providing the care you need.

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