Marvin M. Sandifer, LCSW, LCAS

Southeast Regional Vice President

Represents: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee

Marvin M. Sandifer, LCSW, LCAS, has been a member of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC), NAADAC’s North Carolina State affiliate, for several years and is currently serving as APNC Regional Vice President. As APNC Regional Vice President, Sandifer facilitates regional training opportunities that provides licensure credits and exposes professionals to the growing science of substance use disorder treatment.

Sandifer has worked in the field of substance use disorder for 26 years. During this time, he has worked in both publicly and privately funded institutions and has first-hand experience with the challenges and strengths of the different funding environments. In response to the opiate crisis, Sandifer initiated the formation of a community coalition of public and private providers, which included the involvement of public health and safety, and public education. The mission of the community coalition is to reduce provider fragmentation and to reduce barriers to treatment access.

Sandifer believes that NAADAC is an essential voice of reason and science that cuts through the emotional issues of substance use disorder and its effect on individuals, families, and communities. He believes that NAADAC and its state affiliates play a vital role in creating a narrative that promotes current evidence-based science on brain disorder and its effective treatment, which can influence policy development and resource acquisition that is effective in treating substance use disorder.


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