The Founder and Medical Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, Dr. Michael S. Levy has dedicated his 36-year medical career to the treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies.
Dr. Levy established the first medical practice in Nevada specializing in Addiction Medicine in 1995. In 1998, he incorporated the Center for Addiction Medicine to provide a full range of medical and therapeutic services to patients in need of confidential, individualized treatment for alcoholism and other drug addictions. The Center for Addiction Medicine is the only private medical practice in Nevada dedicated specifically to the treatment of alcohol and drug dependencies.
Outpatient Program, Las Vegas
In addition to his private practice, in 1998 Dr. Levy established an intensive outpatient program in Las Vegas. Clinically validated by Hazelden, one of the world’s best known and most respected private treatment organizations, the 6-week intensive outpatient program aids in the successful transition from a life of chemical dependence to a life without alcohol or drugs.
As medical director of the program, Dr. Levy oversees outpatient treatment for adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems, as well as programs for families affected by chemical dependency.
Clinical Director of Multiple Drug Treatment Centers
Previously, Dr. Levy served as the clinical director for adult and adolescent chemical dependency programs at Montevista Hospital in Las Vegas and as the clinical director for the Local Addiction Recovery Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
His past administrative positions include clinical director of the Addiction Medicine/Dual Diagnosis Program at Northbrook Hospital in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, associate medical director of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, Wisconsin and medical director of the Recovery Center at Phoenix General Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Levy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., and his Doctor of Osteopathy from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. He completed his internship at Phoenix General Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Levy also served as a surgical technician while enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
Licensed in Nevada, Dr. Levy has received Board Certification by the American Board of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and is one of only 324 doctors in the United States recognized as a Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM). He was appointed by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada as a member of the Southern Panel of Moral, Character and Fitness Committee and has served as the president of the Nevada chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Levy is a member of the Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association, American Osteopathic Medical Association, Clark County Medical Association, and the Nevada State Medical Association. He is also a member of the California chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Additionally, he serves a consultant to the Nevada State Bar, Nevada Board of Medicine and Nevada Board of Nursing. He also aids Nevada’s District Courts by providing custody evaluations and serving as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases involving substance abuse.
Thank you very much for your presentation to the Las Vegas Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators on Substance Abuse. Your depth of knowledge and experience made for an educational and entertaining session. Many of our members have dealt with substance issues with friends, family, or co-workers. Your insight into addiction assisted not only those with past experiences, but equipped all of us with a greater understanding of addiction for future interactions. We hope to have you speak to us again on other related topics.
Alice O’Hearn, Legal Administrator
BAILEY KENNEDY, LLP