Michael Taylor is the Director of the Medical Department at Destination Hope. He has worked in the field of behavioral health field for 33 years and has been at Destination Hope for the past 6. Michael has been a registered nurse for 42 years and is certified in Chemical Dependency and Psychiatric and Mental Health. His depth of expertise runs the gamut having worked in both the private and public sectors over his career. Michael and the Medical Department at Destination Hope work closely with counselors and outside physicians and medical centers to coordinate medical care, especially in cases of co-occurring disorders / dual diagnosis. Michael has been a part of the tremendous growth of the addiction treatment industry over the years. While encouraged by the societal progress in eliminating the stigma associated with addiction he, and all of us at Destination Hope, see an incredible opportunity to improve access to care. Through outreach, education and a focus on quality of care, Michael and the Destination Hope team strive to improve patient outcomes every day.